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Student Mental Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education
A practical guide

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September 2019 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Good mental health is essential for students to manage the challenges that university life presents. This book offers pragmatic guidance to support academic and student services staff in engaging with this critical issue, both in terms of being proactive within their role to promote a positive approach to wellbeing, and understanding how to care appropriately for students who may not be flourishing in the university environment. 

Key topics include:

·         The pressure points and transitions of student life

·         The crucial role of departmental and academic staff

·         How to make mental health policies work

·         The legal obligations and limits of student support

·         Creating the conditions for confident support

Part 1: The context
Ruth Caleb and Nicola Barden
Chapter 1: Higher Education in the twenty-first century: changes and challenges for mental wellbeing
Sian Jones-Davies
Chapter 2: The legal positions: obligations and limits
Part 2: Mental health
Dominique Thompson
Chapter 3: Student Mental Health and the Developing Mind
Denise Meyer
Chapter 4: The student life cycle: pressure points and transitions
Antonio Ventriglio, Gurvinder Kalra and Dinesh Bhugra
Chapter 5: Cultural approaches to Mental Health Among Migrating Students
Part 3: Policy and practice
Ruth Caleb
Chapter 6: From strategy to policy and procedure: Making mental health policies work
Ann-Maria Houghton
Chapter 7: Academic and departmental support
Nic Streatfield
Chapter 8: Professional support in Higher Education
Nicola Barden
Chapter 9: Risk and crisis: Managing the challenges
Andrew Reeves
Chapter 10: Supporting staff: Creating the conditions for confident support

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