How UK universities are dealing with a mental health crisis

When Natalie Acton arrived at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom three years ago, she discovered counselling and mental health support services would soon be overwhelmed unless something was done, writes Paul Gallagher for iNews.

The head of student support led a university-wide strategic review of student mental health provision, which culminated in a four-year plan that continues to be carried out, thanks to “significant” investment lasting until 2025. “We were conscious [that] demand for mental health services was rising and we wanted to future-proof what we were doing,” Acton said.

A record 1.4 million children and young people sought NHS help for mental health problems last year, official figures show, driven by concerns over money and education. That has inevitably resulted in soaring demand for counselling services at universities across the UK.
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