‘Only half of colleges have mental health support’

It can be the difference between reaching the finishing line and dropping out, NUS says

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Two-thirds of young adults in the UK were so stressed at least once over the past year that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope, according to a survey by the Mental Health Foundation, which has been published to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

Now the NUS students’ union is raising concerns that learners’ access to mental health support in college – at a time of increasing demand – can be “the difference between succeeding in education or being forced to drop out”.

The warning comes as data from the NUS, obtained through a freedom of information request and shared with Tes Scotland, ...

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