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As student mental health worsens, support is scant

Patchy picture emerges of services in Scotland’s colleges amid calls for more staff

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Concerns are being raised over the mental health support available to college students, in light of a Tes Scotland survey revealing the vast disparities in services across Scotland’s FE sector.

The survey of 12 of Scotland’s 20 colleges shows that while some colleges have several dedicated staff trained in how to support students with mental health issues, others have no specialised staff in this area.

The findings come amid warnings from both student and college leaders that the mental health of students is worsening.

Only two colleges said that they employed a full-time dedicated member of ...

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