Innovative and collaborative approaches to improving mental health outcomes for students
In this free webinar Estelle Kane (Access, Inclusion and Skills Manager) and Suzy Allinson (Senior Officer) from the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team at the Office for Students present key findings from the recently published interim evaluation report for their challenge competition: Achieving a step change in mental health outcomes for all students.
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This free webinar takes place on Wednesday 18 August 2021 from 10:00 to 10:30 (BST) online. We'll send you a link to join a Zoom meeting when you register for the event.
Collating and analysing impact data and project-level evaluations, as well as the views of project leads, partners, students and sector stakeholders, this independent report provides lessons from the first year of project delivery. The Office for Students team shares these learnings and recommendations, focusing on project elements such as student co-production, partnership working, direct delivery and strategic approaches.
The team also present the successful projects from the new funding competition, which are due to begin in spring / summer 2021: Using innovation and intersectional approaches to target mental health support for students. Take this opportunity to hear about the range of student target groups that these projects will focusing on, their key activities and deliverables, and find out how the findings from this programme will be disseminated throughout the sector.
Estelle Kane is an Access, Inclusion and Skills Manager at the Office for Students. She manages the work to tackle harassment and sexual misconduct affecting students, and the Office for Students’ work to enhance support for student mental health. Estelle has worked in higher education and research policy in providers and national organisations, within the UK, Europe, USA and Australia. Estelle recently qualified as a mental health practitioner, and practices weekly in an acute NHS setting.
Suzy Allinson is a senior officer in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team at the Office for Students. As lead for mental health policy, Suzy manages projects and evaluations for Office for Students-funded programmes, and works closely with higher education providers and key sector stakeholders to develop and disseminate effective practice to support the mental health of students.