NEWS AND RESEARCH
Matt Stockdale says a broader education experience is far more important to an employer than the performance of the individual, at a particular time on exam day, calling for a radical shake-up so that kids can be kids for longer, reducing anxiety and stress.
Record numbers of students are set to start university this autumn, according to admissions body Ucas. And while they’ll be ready for lots of learning and socialising, what they may not be as prepared for is how their new student life could affect them mentally.
The head of the Office for Students (OfS) is concerned that more than half of UK university and college students feel their mental wellbeing has not been supported enough this year.
Researchers who polled 500 mums and dads of children aged 6 to 11 found 35 per cent have observed higher levels of anxiety in their kids during lockdown.
One in five adults in Britain have experienced symptoms of depression during the pandemic, with young people, disabled people and renters hit the hardest, according to official figures
MENTAL HEALTH: MORE SUPPORT NEEDED FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
Figures show the pandemic is taking a toll on the wellbeing of postgraduate students, but finding help is not always straightforward.
AWARENESS OF MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Whilst the National Union of Students said young people were under increasing pressure to perform, fortunately there has been a rise in University students seeking mental health support by more than 50% in five years.
EFFECTIVENESS OF SUPPORT DEPENDS ON MENTEE-MENTOR RELATIONSHIP
Thematic analysis identified that effective mentoring requires a tailored partnership, which involves a personal relationship, empowerment, and building bridges into the university experience. Mentoring can effectively support students with ASD and/or MHC, but this is highly dependent on the development of tailored mentee-mentor partnerships.
ACADEMIC PRESSURE A MAJOR FACTOR IN MENTAL HEALTH OF YOUNG PEOPLE
Research by the NEU have shown a clear increase in the number of pupils experiencing mental health issues. “Just last month, 73% of teachers told us they believe student mental health has worsened since the introduction of reformed GCSEs. This is borne out by the Young Minds survey, which shows that school pressure was the top reason these young people turned for help with their mental health, bigger than concerns over body image, bullying or social media.”.
MITOCHONDRIA MAY HOLD KEYS TO ANXIETY AND MENTAL HEALTH
Research hints that the energy-generating organelles of cells may play a surprisingly pivotal role in mediating anxiety and depression.
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