Oct 29, 2018

More students seek mental health support, analysis shows

The number of students seeking mental health support while studying at university has increased by more than 50% in five years, analysis suggests. The BBC asked universities across the UK for the numbers of students seeking some form of support. Will had gone to university feeling "Quite positive" but found his mental health deteriorated during the first term. "On the university mental health counselling website there is a form you fill out that ranks your answers from not at all to very likely - there are a lot of very triggering questions." A University of Bristol spokesperson said it had adopted a university-wide approach to identify vulnerable students as early as possible and get them the right support.

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