Student Mental Health: Responding to the Crisis
- 08:30 - 16:45
- The Royal National Hotel, London
The Foundation for Positive Mental Health aims to give all students access to a mental skills training programme which teaches how to calm the mind and develop a positive mindset, enabling greater emotional resilience to more effectively deal with student life’s challenges.
Feeling Good App is an evidence-based, NHS-digital accredited, guided self-help audio programme, containing a safe and effective Positive Mental Training programme.
The app won the Higher Education Award (2019) for supporting student wellbeing with the University of Edinburgh.
It is a mind-body programme derived from sports psychology, taking you through 12 physical and mental exercises. This allows you to develop a positive mindset, letting go of the negative emotional triggers underpinning distress, whilst simultaneously increasing your concentration and focus.
The techniques build a resilient mindset, encapsulated by successful Olympic athletes who work using positive motivations and memories to enable goal-focused success.
The app offers a whole-college approach, available to both staff and students. Research suggests that the majority of staff and students experiencing poor mental health do not seek formal support; this app reaches these individuals, offering immediate support.
Uniquely, the app can be used both as a reactive measure, and a preventative measure. All individuals can gain access to, and benefit from, wellbeing support that will help them thrive at college, academically and socially.