University of Exeter receives £3.7m to aid student wellbeing
The University of Exeter, alongside seven other top English universities, has received £3.7 million of funding to aid student wellbeing.
This is part of a wider research scheme to evaluate an effective method of helping students who struggle with ‘mild to moderate’ mental health issues.
It is hoped that the research will help with devising a method that can ‘be rolled out across all higher education’. In an official statement, the University stated its desire to find ‘digital tools’ to help with self-intervention. The hope is to make the campus ‘a more compassionate environment’.
The hope is to make the campus “a more compassionate environment”
With the strain of the pandemic on students, the funding comes at a vital time to help adolescents with their mental health and spread awareness on ‘mental health literacy’.
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