New recognition for meeting mental health standards in universities

The Department of Education has announced that universities will be awarded with a new recognition for meeting mental health requirements.

At the Charlie Watkins Foundation, we are really pleased to see the potential for university students to get this kind of support.

Students across the UK deserve to have a better system in place to encourage them to break their silence and talk about their mental health. This is what we hope to achieve through our Chat with Charlie services in conjunction with Mid and North East Essex Mind.

It is also fantastic to hear that consideration is being given to an opt-in requirement for universities so that they can have permission to share information on a student’s mental health with parents or a trusted person.

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