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We must not fail a generation, says chair of group, urging better links between home and campus services

Mental helath services are failing to adequately support students when they leave home and move to university, allowing them to fall through the gaps at a time of increased vulnerability and stressful new pressures, according to research.

With suicide rates among students on the rise and a sharp increase in demand for mental health support – as much as three-fold in some institutions – universities have acknowledged in a report that current services are letting students down.

The Universities UK report, Minding Our Future, states that the number of students dropping out with mental health problems has more than trebled in recent years and several universities in the UK have seen a number of student suicides over a short period of time.


The Guardian

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