Students and Mental Health

The BBC in Bristol recently ran a story about a campaign to provide better access to health care professionals by university students. The campaign is spearheaded by students and the Bristol University staff and administration are listening. This comes after more than 10 students took their lives over the course of two years.

Student years are often characterised as “the best time in your life”, but the reality for many is that student life is a time of stress and worry. Unrelenting stress can lead to a host of issues and suffering the effects of stress the student finds they have limited access to mental health professionals on campus. Students are asking that they have access to a mental health professional on campus 24/7. The need for this service has been abundantly demonstrated and decision makers are definitely heading in this direction.