Increase in student mental illness in higher education

The Institute for Public Policy Research has published Not by degrees improving student mental health in the UK’s universities.

This report highlights the increasing levels of mental illness; mental distress and low wellbeing among students in higher education in the UK, in relation to other sections of the population. Over the past 10 years there has been a five-fold increase in the proportion of students who disclose a mental health condition to their institution.

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