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March 2020

Student mental health interventions: state of the evidence

Student mental health review of reviews
In partnership with

What is it, and who is involved?

The review establishes what we know about effective ways to improve student mental health and wellbeing. It is a first step to develop the evidence base, revealing big gaps in the current knowledge that can start to be addressed by the UUK #StepChange framework, University Mental Health Charter, OFS Challenge funding, SMARTEN research seed funding and TASO.

It was led by Dr Joanne Worsley and colleagues from our Community Wellbeing team at the University of Liverpool with advisors from our adult learning team at the University of East Anglia, Universities UK (including its Student Mental Health Advisory Group), Student Minds, Association of Colleges Mental Health Policy Group, the Office for Students, the Student Mental Health Research Network (SMARTEN) and our What Works Network colleagues at Education Endowment Foundation and Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education (TASO).

The review was commissioned and funded by the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, following identification of an evidence gap.

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Three cautions

Different types of activity

Key findings

Detailed findings

Next steps


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