Mental Health and wellbeing: Starting a new job or apprenticeship

Starting work or an apprenticeship can feel both exciting and daunting. There are lots of new things to get your head around, like managing your workload, communicating well, getting on with others, etc. So, it’s really important to look after your mental health and wellbeing at the same time.

Supporting students with mental health conditions

Students can access a variety of support to manage their mental health and wellbeing in higher education - ranging from help with a specific condition through to ways they can look after their general wellbeing. Some students may be hesitant to tell their university, so we've worked with experts (including Student Minds and the University Mental Health Advisers' Network (UMHAN)) to explain the process of declaration to your students, and offer practical ways to help them manage the transition to independence. It's good to remember that other personal circumstances can create additional challenges and stress, so making sure students have the right support for their needs will offer them the best start to university.

Mental health nurse

Mental health nurses build trusting relationships with their patients and provide vital support to people experiencing mental health problems, so they can lead happy and healthy lives.

Supporting students with caring responsibilities

A carer is anyone who has a commitment to providing unpaid care to a family member or friend who could not cope without their support. This may be due to illness, disability, a mental health issue, or substance misuse.

Supporting disabled students (including those with long-term illnesses and learning differences)

Students with physical or mental health conditions or learning disabilities and differences will find a variety of support available in higher education. However, advance research and preparation can make all the difference - we've worked with experts, such as the National Association of Disability Practitioners (NADP) to outline some of the ways in which you can help your students make a successful transition.

Scholarships, grants, and bursaries: Disabled students

Every year, over 60,000 students with physical and/or mental health conditions and learning differences apply through UCAS to study at a university or college in the UK. Here you can find out what additional funding you’re eligible for to help you succeed with your studies, day-to-day activities and lifestyle.

Disabled Students' Allowance

Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is a grant to help with any extra essential costs you may have as a direct result of your disability, long-term health condition, mental-health condition, or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia. Content provided by Student Finance England.

Managing money

Most students find themselves on a tight budget, so managing your money is really important to cover everything you need. Learn how to budget properly and save money at university.

Additional funding

As well as a student loan, there’s other financial support available from a range of sources. Find out more about funding your undergraduate course.