The focus of this challenge is on enhancing approaches to young people's (including University students) mental health. Students will have the opportunity to shape ideas on areas for research and development in order to make the greatest impact on improved emotional wellbeing for young people.
This guide highlights a range of resources to explore various aspects of this challenge.
Use Library Search to find mental health related book and journal content from a range of full text resources.
You can search for broad topics like student mental health and browse by date to see the latest publications. Or you can run more focused topic searches on things such as self help support, play therapy or the impact of social media.
Here are some sample searches - but try some some of your own.
mental health literacy university
Top Tip! Refine your search results to online results only whilst you are researching away from the Library
Student mental health and wellbeing topics are heavily featured in news reporting. You can explore some of the University's current newspaper services for up to date commentary on these issues
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The Times Higher Education Supplement includes commentary from staff and students and HE commentators on many aspects of mental heralth and wellbeing of students.
You can use Google Scholar to quickly search across a broad range of scholarly literature. Use this sample search and then run some searches on other topics relevant to your challenge.
Use the Making the most of Google Scholar LibGuide for advice on running effective searches.
Reading Well, run by the Reading Agency, provides national resources to support health and wellbeing. Collections available include Reading Well for teens, Reading Well for Children and Reading Well for mental health.
Take a look at the Library's Wellbeing and Leisure Collection LibGuide. This highlights a selection of books to help support health and wellbeing, as well as a number of fiction and non fiction titles for general relaxation, enjoyment and advice on everyday living.
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