Engaging & Supporting University Students

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  • 1. Engaging & Supporting University Students Chris Ward Mental Health Advisor University of Surrey
  • 2. Why concentrate on Universities?
    • (Demographic of people experiencing 1 st psychotic episode)
    • Possible link between severe mental illness and downward mobility
    • Earlier intervention = better outcome
  • 3. Benefits of MH provision based in a University
    • For Sufferers:
    • Earliest possible identification & signposting to statutory services
    • Support network on campus
    • For the University:
    • Minimise disruption
    • Maximise retention
    • Enhance reputation
    • For Local Services:
    • Single point of contact at University
    • Ability to share monitoring activities
  • 4. University of Surrey
    • In addition to NHS GP Practice:
    • Centre for Wellbeing
    • Additional Learning Support
    • Student Health Care (Base for Mental Health Advisor)
  • 5. University Referral Route
    • Risk to self / others = Security / GP / A&E
    • Emotional Distress / Crisis = Centre for Wellbeing
    • Indication of Mental Health Issue = Student Health Care
    • Concerns raised by tutors, wardens, security, parents, students.
  • 6. External Referrals
    • (With students permission):
    • Inpatient areas
    • A&E
    • CMHT
    • HTT
    • EIIP
    • GP
  • 7. What is offered?
    • Mental Health Education & Advice
    • Support
    • Advocacy
    • Monitoring
    • Co-ordination within University
  • 8. Other Activities
    • Assessment & Signposting
    • Mental Health Promotion (e.g. “Time to Change” activities)
    • Health Fairs
    • Fit 4 Life (Outreach)
    • “Relaxation Zone” (exam stress workshops)
    • Answering general questions / Dispelling myths
  • 9. Numbers / Trends
    • Academic year 2010/11:
    • Entire student population = ~15,000
    • Of students that came to attention of SHC:
    • 118 students with mental health difficulty, including:
    • 8 bipolar
    • 2 schizophrenic
    • 11 psychotic episode (no formal diagnosis)
    • (Comparison: 2009/10 – total of 6 students with psychosis of any type)
  • 10. The Future
    • More referrals!
    • Educating academic & front line staff
    • Awareness campaign: Collaboration with First Steps & Students Union
    • Using social networking to promote health:
    • twitter.com/SurreySHC
    • facebook (Student Health Care)
  • 11. Questions?