Funding to Improve the Mental Health of Students – 7th December 2020 (England)

Funding of £1 million is being made available to higher education providers in England to improve mental health support for students.

The Office for Students has re-launched the Mental Health Funding competition and is inviting universities and colleges to develop and implement projects that:

explore innovative approaches to tackling some of the barriers and challenges faced by groups of students who may be more at risk of poor mental health

develop and test approaches that enable a more joined up service between the higher education and health sectors

test and share effective practice across a wide range of different providers and contexts

complement existing work delivered through our 2018 mental health Challenge Competition and provide additional focus on particular groups of students.

Awards of between £70,000 and £200,000 will be available from funding provided by the Department of Health and Social Care. A webinar will be held on the 19th October 2020 to support potential bidders.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 7th December 2020.

For any questions regarding this competition please email

Useful Links:

Bidding Guidance

Register for the Webinar

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