Mental health problems are on the rise in academia

According to the Guardian, Education:

‘Mental health is the side of university life that stays behind closed doors. It’s increasingly common though. Last year it was announced that the number of university students seeking counselling rose by 33%. In a report by the National Union of Students 20% of students consider themselves to have a mental health problem.’

Leaving home and starting university can make existing problems worse or trigger new issues, from depression and anxiety to eating disorders.

What are your views on this? Experiencing mental health issues whilst at university is not easy as well as managing your studies and your mental health. How can your university support you and what additional support would you appreciate? How can your friends and family help you?   Check out this article or please get in touch to find out more about what support is available