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UCLan mental health support ranked third in UK

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UCLan received third place for its support of student mental health and topped the list for the number of students “most satisfied” with its services.


UCLan ranked in the top three in a survey of more than 7,200 students at 80 universities in the inaugural University Mental Health League table, published June 29 by HUMEN.

The university ranked first for the percentage of students most satisfied with the mental health support available (79%), and 56% of students surveyed believed that the institution helped prevent mental health problems.

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UCLan Professional Vice-Chancellor (Students and Teaching), Professor Andrew Ireland, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be ranked so high in this new mental health league table.

“Supporting our students in their mental and physical health and well-being is a priority for all of us.

“We recognize the increasing challenges students face, investing in a student center to provide easy access to all of our student support services at our Preston campus, including mental health provision, counselling, student welfare and inclusive support.

“We are looking to do more and continually improve and strengthen our support to help everyone reach their potential.”

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HUMEN’s University Mental Health League Table scores universities on five criteria to offer a score out of 100.

It covers student satisfaction with mental health services, student engagement, awareness and access to mental health programs, university mental health budgets, and staff training.

UCLan’s score was 60, the same as Oxford University’s.

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In partnership with Advance Pro Bono and GrapeData2, HUMEN’s chart covers all UK universities with 10,000 or more students.

River Hawkins, CEO and Founder of HUMEN, said, “The HUMEN Mental Health League Table shines the spotlight for the first time on universities that prioritize the well-being of their students alongside their academic performance.

“UCLan surpasses many other highly regarded institutions and deserves this recognition.

“Their state-of-the-art £60million Student Center is a welfare flagship, and they make support and advice easily accessible through their Student Hub.

“This first global ranking surveyed over 7,000 students, earning UCLan third place.”

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