Read our student mental health agreement to learn more about the commitments we have made to promote student mental health on campus. There is a higher representation of mental health issues within the student community, compared to other sectors of society. And in recent years, the number of students who report mental health problems has increased dramatically. That`s why we want to make sure we support you as best we can. We also know that during the pandemic, students need mental support more than ever. Participation in ADMs is not necessary. With 1:1 advice from Think Positive throughout the process, formal and accredited training and development opportunities, institutions will see a number of benefits. Participation in the agreement process will also support broad employment and university networking opportunities for student associations and university and university staff. The SMHA summarizes everything the institution does to improve students` mental illness in a clear and easy-to-read document. The document can focus on a large number of topics identified by representatives of the student association and project management. It encourages staff to consider a number of improvements that could have a positive impact on the experience of staff and students and therefore actively collaborates in the evaluation of priority areas. Less than two SHAB companies are equal, the project covers the diversity of student needs and differences in institutions.
“The university will now look forward to an even closer collaboration with ECSA, NEIS Scotland and especially with students to explore how we can build on helping students in the field of mental health and improve their overall university experience.” The goal of the Student Mental Health Agreement (SMHA) is to get ENSA and the University of Edinburgh Napier to collaborate on student mental health initiatives. The agreement outlines the areas on which we will both work to improve the mental health of students. The SMHA is integrated into the objectives of ENSA and the university`s guidance and well-being service. The agreement makes us responsible for actively achieving our goals of promoting the importance of student mental health. This is why the SMHA is the subject of an annual review and has become an essential part of the university`s well-being strategy. NUS Scotland has been hosting the Student Mental Health Agreement (SMHA) project since 2015 as part of the Think Positive campaign. The project brings together the student physician association and the university to work together on mental health initiatives on campus. Last year, almost a quarter of a million students in Scotland were positively influenced by their institution, which developed a student mental health agreement! Who was involved? Beth Anderson, Vice-President, led this work for the Student Association. The NEI provides a number of areas of work for the project, which allow Beth to select the most relevant areas that have been addressed within the college to help students. The first steps to be taken prior to the presentation of the agreement plan were that Beth had to assess what was already present to help students in their well-being within the college and to find out what gaps needed to be filled.