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National Research Projects

Improving mental health awareness and mental wellbeing for young people in Oxfordshire

An investigation into the information and support available on mental health for young people in Oxfordshire carried out by The Oxford Mental Health Forum (OMHF).

NUS Mental Distress Survey Overview

In research conducted in 2013, NUS has found that of 1,200 higher education students surveyed, 20 per cent consider themselves to have a mental health problem, while 13 per cent have suicidal thoughts. Download the findings by clicking on the link.

Investigation into the Mental Health Support Needs of International Students

With particular reference to Chinese and Malaysian Students. The research was based on student experiences at the University of Nottingham and compiled in September 2011. The full report and findings are available by clicking on the link.

National Research and Development Project on Healthy Universities

Following a mini-project call on Health Promoting Universities, the University of Central Lancashire was awarded £5,000 worth of funding from the Higher Education Academy Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre (matched by the Department of Health). The aim of this National Research and Development Project, undertaken during 2008, was to scope and report on the potential for a national programme on Healthy Universities that could contribute to health, well-being and sustainable development.

The full report in PDF format is available by clicking on the link.

Response and Prevention in Student Suicide

This was the first in-depth UK study of student suicide. The study was undertaken by researchers from the University of Central Lancashire and King's College London between 2004 and 2006. A summary of the findings can be found by clicking on the link. 

Mental health and emotional well-being of students in further education - a scoping study

Research findings by the Thomas Corum Research Unit published in 2006.

Previous Projects

For details of previous national mental health projects, click on the link.