The future of university mental health | AUA Annual Lecture 2019

The Queens Hotel | Leeds

Tuesday 26 November 2019

17:30 to 19:00

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Tuesday, 26 November | 17:30 to 19:00 | Queens Hotel, Leeds

Free and exclusive to members


The details

As an AUA member you are invited to join us in Leeds for the 22nd Annual Lecture which will be delivered by Rosie Tressler OBE. A highlight of the AUA calendar and an exclusive free member event, the Annual Lecture aims to entertain, challenge and inform you with a high profile speaker from the sector.

A drinks reception and canapes will follow the lecture, giving you the chance to catch up with colleagues and make new connections.

The Future of University Mental Health

Barely a day goes by without student mental health featuring in the media. Students, university staff, parents and the Universities Minister are all talking about it. But why are we talking of a ‘crisis’ in youth health, and how can we prevent this substantial public health challenge? How do we truly create cultures where all members of our university communities – students and staff- can thrive? For this AUA annual lecture, Rosie Tressler OBE will share a range of insights and learning based on her experiences leading Student Minds, a mental health charity powered by hundreds of students and members of the university community. Rosie will explore student values and expectations of higher education and summarise the national landscape for student health and what it means for those working inside of it. We’ll consider the role of academics, the curriculum and student accommodation, the health inequalities that can exist for LGBTQ+ or international students, and how we can all make both the transition in and out of university as supported as possible. Rosie will also provide updates from Student Minds’ national consultation of students and staff to develop the University Mental Health Charter, ahead of it’s launch in December 2019.