In the first ever league table ranking the mental health provision and support offered by more than 80 of UK universities, UCLan has ranked in third place! The University Mental Health League Table was published by mens mental health charity HUMEN and involved a survey of more than 7,200 students across 80 universities across the whole UK.

HUMEN’s league table scores universities on five key criteria, leading to an ultimate score out of 100. This examines the reported student satisfaction with mental health services, student engagement, awareness and access to mental health programmes, as well as university mental health budgets and staff training. UCLan’s overall score was 60, the same as the University of Oxford.

As well as ranking third overall, UCLan landed top of the table for the percentage of students who are the most satisfied with the mental health support available to them. This score was a staggering 79%! In addition, 56% of students surveyed thought the UCLan was helping to prevent mental health issues arising thanks to the services provided.

Speaking on the matter, Professor Andrew Ireland, UCLan’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students and Teaching), said:

“We’re absolutely delighted to be ranked so highly in this new mental health league table. Supporting our students with their mental and physical health and wellbeing is a key priority for all of us at the University. We recognise the increasing challenges faced by students. We have invested in a new multi-million Student Centre to provide easy access to the full breadth of our student support services on our Preston campus, including mental health provision, counselling, student wellbeing and inclusive support. We are constantly seeking to do more and to continually improve and enhance our support, to help everyone achieve their potential.”

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