OHE is a collaborator in the Student Mental Health Research Network (SMaRteN), which is leading research to better understand outcomes in the context of student wellbeing. We are seeking participation from students, academics, and staff from the higher education sector for a new online survey.
More research is needed to understand how universities and health care providers can more effectively support students with mental health problems and promote wellbeing more broadly. But, in order to understand the effectiveness of services and interventions, meaningful outcome measures need to be used.
SMaRteN is currently conducting a project to gather views on what matters to students and to professionals who support students. The project aims to consult a broad range of experts from the sector in order to identify what mental health and wellbeing outcomes are important for students.
The online consultation is part of a larger measurement project being conducted by the SMaRteN team. The goal of this project is to develop a compendium of measures that builds on the perspectives of various stakeholders. This will support informed decisions about the measures that are used to capture student mental health and wellbeing outcomes, both in research and in practice.
For more information about SMaRteN, contact Chris Sampson.
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