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LSBU trumps leading universities in student welfare

LSBU trumps leading universities in student welfare

LSBU’s student well-being intervention policies on lecture absences rank it highly amongst leading UK universities.

The Guardian recently conducted studies on universities’ student well-being initiatives across the UK. They found that of the leading 21 universities, only one in four said that they had standardised intervention policies under which campus support services will contact students if they miss a defined number of lectures.

Despite over 20% of adolescents experiencing mental health issues across the UK in 2019, many universities lack the sufficient pastoral support networks to identify students that may be struggling.

Universities in UK are in the middle of a mental health crisis.

There has been a 400% rise in the number of students disclosing a mental health condition to their educational institutions in the past 10 years, and the number of students seeking mental health support has also risen—by 50 percent between 2012 and 2017.

LSBU offer “a supportive and empathetic space to discuss personal, emotional or mental health difficulties” within their Student Life Centre (Southwark Campus).

“We support students with a wide variety of difficulties, including but not limited to: stress and worry, life stressors, relationship difficulties, unhappiness, low mood, loneliness, existing mental health conditions or bereavement.”

Students at LSBU have described their services as “safe, comforting and helpful”. Many students have commented on how readily available help at LSBU is made, with emails and posters being prevalent in students’ day to day lives.

One student, Lucy, said she had received mental health support from LSBU during her first year of university.

“ It was comforting to see how much the student services of LSBU actively sought to not only help treat mental health issues, but prevent them too. They constantly send out emails detailing ways to manage time and work, especially closer to exams.”

Should you require support from LSBU, call the Student Life Centre at 020 7815 6454 to book an appointment.

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