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Best days of your life? For too many students university is lonely, and deadly

    University can be "stressful, lonely and unhappy" for many students and a series of tragic suicide highlight the "urgent need for better mental health support in universities", writes Helen Whately MP for The Times Red Box, Wednesday 16 May.

    In her piece, Helen sets out proposals to support universities including asking the Office for Students to assess mental health provision at universities so students can make informed choices about where they attend, mental health first aid training for academic and non-academic staff, encouraging the NHS to forge closer links with large student populations.

    Click here to read Helen's full piece on The Times website.

    Helen's essay is published by the Centre for Policy Studies as part of the wider essay collection, 'New Blue: Ideas for a New Generation'.

    Date added: Wednesday 16th May 2018