Student and Staff Wellbeing

Step Change

Step Change

Step Change Task and Finish Group

Student mental health continues to be a major concern across the sector and this had led to the publication of a number of significant papers in recent months. One of the most pertinent of these is the ‘UUK Step Change report’, which explores student mental health needs within UK Universities. The report proposes a framework to meet the reported ever-increasing numbers and severity of student mental ill-health cases.

The Student Health and Wellbeing Teams have done a substantial amount in the last three years to improve the quality, quantity and variety of preventative and responsive mental health initiatives for Newcastle University Students; however we recognise more must be done. As such, the Executive Board has supported our proposal to establish a Student Mental Health 'Step Change' Task and Finish Group.

The progress of the group will be reported on our project news page for staff and to students via email updates from NUSU’s Welfare and Equality Officer.

Sally Ingram
Director of Student Health and Wellbeing Service

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5870