Student Mental Health: Identify-Respond-Support
- 08:30 - 16:30
- Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
Dom Smithies is the Influencing and Advocacy Lead at Student Minds. Dom has been with the team for over four years, joining them in 2017 after working as the Community & Wellbeing Sabbatical Officer at the University of York's Students' Union for a year. In his role at Student Minds, Dom is responsible for the policy, insights and student voice areas of the work within charity. He's been a part of projects focused on understanding how to improve our wellbeing measures, embedding wellbeing in curriculum & pedagogy, improving clinical pathways in the NHS as well as a number of projects and pieces of research focused on tackling health inequalities by understanding the challenges and needs of particular student communities (LGBTQ+ students, male students, international students, students of colour, students from low-SES backgrounds and students that are distance/ part-time learners). You can most of his published work on the Student Minds website, including Student Minds' most recent publication - 'University Mental Health: Life In A Pandemic'