Teaching Students with Mental Health Issues
Each year the University welcomes students with Mental Health Issues. For some students mental illness can be a lifelong disability. Others can experience short term issues that emerge around difficult or stressful life events, while some students may be more at risk of experiencing mental illness in relation to their ethnicity, gender, sexuality or socio-economic background.
Although attitudes to mental illness have improved significantly in recent years there still remains a certain amount of stigma around the issue. Stigma can often be experienced in less obvious ways such as social exclusion, unkind jokes and fear around disclosure affecting academic progression.
Although each students needs may differ, there are many general strategies that can enable effective teaching and learning. Here you will find: