mental health support at uni Watch
Student life, in partnership with UEA
2) Support wise, there are uni services (drop ins and appointments with mental health trained wellbeing staff), DSA (equipment, help with transport if needed for mental health reasons and DSA funded mentor whom you would meet 1:1 every week or so)
An MP put in a freedom of information request recently and published the results (some here) https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/health/...tery-1-6272075 the parts of this article are one reason why it's hard to make comparisons - others have questioned the relevance of this.
It does seem to be extremely variable between institution (look at the table in the link above for funding differences) and within institution (person to person).
A person may be under CAMHS and then going to university there is going to potentially going to be a very large difference unfortunately.
Student Minds are going to launch a charter for university student mental health called the university mental health charter. In future this may give an idea of a comparison between services at different universities.
You could write off to each university by e-mail to get an idea and then maybe post on individual university forums to see if it attracts some replies. Universities do list services that can be read up on without a university login in many cases, it's just somewhere slightly less visible on their websites.
At my latest institution the focus seems to be on drop-ins. One of the things I'm very sceptical about is the university seems to refer a lot of people to outside bodies which I really question whether that's appropriate for people on such a large scale.
It definitely feels like to me they throw you in the deep end to try and filter out the people that just can’t cope, it’s very dog eat dog. But obviously, this is just my experience so it may not be like this for everyone, this is just what I’ve experienced.