Journal article

How Universities can Enhance Student Mental Wellbeing: The Student Perspective

Chi Baik, Wendy Larcombe, Abi Brooker

Higher Education Research & Development | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2019

Abstract

The growing prevalence and severity of mental health difficulties across university student populations is a critical issue for universities and their wider communities. Yet little is known about student perspectives on the stressors in university environments and the steps that universities could take to better support student mental wellbeing. This article reports on a study that collected and analyzed 2776 student responses to the question: What can be done to improve student wellbeing? Students made diverse recommendations that fell into seven categories: Academic teachers and teaching practices; student services and support; environment, culture and communication; course design; program a..

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