Students’ physical and mental well-being remains an important priority for the Union and we have a long history of running supportive campaigns and projects.

We understand that the poor health can affect a student’s ability to make the most of their university experience and achieve their potential. We want to ensure that every student has the right support and advice for their needs.


How we will achieve this

  • Further develop the Advice service to provide a trusted source of independent support for students
  • Use research insight to ensure our support services respond to identified needs and key issues affecting students
  • Run initiatives designed to empower students to improve their physical and mental well-being
  • Develop online guidance, resources and information for students
  • Establish Nightline Project in partnership with the University from 2016
  • Develop projects in partnership with BSU and other organisations which develop peer support for good mental health
  • Provide a safe, supportive work environment for all our staff and volunteers


Measures of success

  • Number of students involved in peer to peer support initiatives
  • Expanded Advice Service able to respond to identified need