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Students to declare mental health problems?

Students to declare mental health problems?

Students should declare their mental health problems on their applications, the Universities UK lead on wellbeing has said.

Universities will be better able to support students if they have a full understanding of their needs, according to Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England.

Speaking at the Westminster Higher Education Forum, he said that universities are heading towards a mental health crisis and simply hiring more councillors will not solve the problem.

Prof West urged students to inform their prospective university of any mental health issues the suffer from, adding: “It won’t affect their application. We want to be able to support them through their studies. 

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