UoL joins University Mental Health Charter
The University of London has joined 95 other universities in signing up to the University Mental Health Charter (UMHC) Programme.
The UMHC is an initiative led by Student Minds, a UK-based mental health charity that aims to empower students and promote good mental health on campus. It provides a framework of good practice principles for universities to support the mental wellbeing of their community. By joining this programme, the University has made a commitment to prioritise mental health and wellbeing at all levels. This includes implementing measures to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and provide support for those who may be struggling with their mental health.
In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of mental health support on university campuses. The pressure to succeed academically, along with the challenges of adjusting to independent living and the demands of social and personal life, can create a high-stress environment for students. It is also understood that staff wellbeing is essential to a healthy university community. By participating in the UMHC Programme, the University of London is taking a proactive approach to addressing these challenges. Our aim is to create a compassionate environment that fosters wellbeing and supports the success of our students and staff.