Universities should be bound by law to meet the mental-health needs of their students, an ex-health minister says today. Information gathered by Sir Norman Lamb's office reveals a "complex and fragmented" picture of mental-health provision across UK universities. Read the full story here:
However, there are many forward thinking universities out there who have adopted the i-act model, not only for staff, but also for students. Last week i-act (for positive mental health and wellbeing) reported fantastic feedback from the university halls student mentors at Cardiff Metropolitan University who have beeen training thier staff and students in i-act for several years and have seen the real positive benefits. This week, another university in Cardiff, Cardiff University, is also continuing to roll out i-act and next month i-act will launch in The University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s. However, this is but to name a few of the universities who have engaged with i-act and seen the benefits of the i-act model. Participants particularly like the 168-page i-act manual, toolkit and resource pack and the access to the online resources. We know that i-act managers and practitioners not only improve the quality of people’s lives but they also save lives. So congratulations to all in the university sector who have engaged with i-act.