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Mental Health, Wellbeing and Safety

Mental Health, Wellbeing and Safety

The current priorities for 2023/24 are:

Support recommendations & delivery plan.

The Student Mental Health & Wellbeing (SMHR) review took place in 2022/23, focusing on a “whole institution” approach in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our students. The outcome informed 22 strategic recommendations, with a delivery plan detailing implementation commencing in August 2023. Progress against the 22 recommendations, ongoing for the next two years, will be overseen and supported by WICC.

Progress our application. 

One of the key recommendations from the SMHR outlined the requirement for the university to achieve the University Mental Health Charter (UMHC). The UMHC is a set of principles that universities commit to working towards to improve the mental health and wellbeing of their communities by encouraging universities to achieve a whole-university approach. WICC supports the achievement of the principles outlined in the UMHC framework, which aim to improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes for our staff and students.

» Follow our work to achieve the University Mental Health Charter

Update: Roll out for all student facing staff.

Following the launch of the Mental Health & Suicide Awareness training programme in June 2023, the four levels of training are continuing to be implemented across the institution in 2023/24. As one of the key recommendations from the SMHR, WICC are continuing to support a ‘whole institution’ approach to the prevention of suicide.

  • Support the Student’s Guild to take forward projects related to night safety.
  • Further develop our sector leading approach to Gender Safety interventions, build on our communications efforts, ensuring coverage of our student community.
  • Delivery of Safer Streets 4, compliance with Bystander training (students)
    • Continued development of initiatives co-created with the Student Guild to support the delivery of Bystander Training to students. The training has reached almost 2000 students since its roll-out in 2022/23 and is now also being made available to staff.