Understanding and promoting student mental health in Scottish higher education - a mapping exercise

Alastair Wilson, Gillian MacIntyre, Neil Quinn, Fiona Buchan, Teresa Tinklin, University of Strathclyde, Scottish Executive (Funder)

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Abstract

There has been an increase in the incidence of mental health difficulties among HE students over the past decade. Official statistics show that the proportion of undergraduates declaring a mental health difficulty on entry to HE rose from 5 in every 10,000 in 1994-5 to 30 in every 10,000 in 2004-5. Incidence of severe psychological problems has increased, and student mental health is generally worse than that of the general population (for agematched populations). Anxiety and depression are the most commonly noted difficulties. The research review identified a relationship between mental health and the following factors: finances, accommodation, academic issues, university systems and social factors. Academic issues, and specifically coursework, emerged as particularly related to stress levels and mental health issues.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Keywords

  • student mental health
  • Scottish higher education
  • mapping exercise
  • mental health
  • higher education

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Wilson, A., MacIntyre, G., Quinn, N., Buchan, F., Tinklin, T., University of Strathclyde, & Scottish Executive (Funder) (2007). Understanding and promoting student mental health in Scottish higher education - a mapping exercise. Edinburgh.
Wilson, Alastair ; MacIntyre, Gillian ; Quinn, Neil ; Buchan, Fiona ; Tinklin, Teresa ; University of Strathclyde ; Scottish Executive (Funder). / Understanding and promoting student mental health in Scottish higher education - a mapping exercise. Edinburgh, 2007. 2 p.
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Wilson, A, MacIntyre, G, Quinn, N, Buchan, F, Tinklin, T, University of Strathclyde & Scottish Executive (Funder) 2007, Understanding and promoting student mental health in Scottish higher education - a mapping exercise. Edinburgh.

Understanding and promoting student mental health in Scottish higher education - a mapping exercise. / Wilson, Alastair; MacIntyre, Gillian; Quinn, Neil; Buchan, Fiona; Tinklin, Teresa; University of Strathclyde; Scottish Executive (Funder).

Edinburgh, 2007. 2 p.

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