This Grand Challenge focuses on how to improve young people's (including University students) understanding of mental health problems and to address any barriers to accessing support they may face.
Student projects created during the programme have potential to inform local, regional and national initiatives in this area at the level of the school or University.
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.
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.
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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