450% increase in student mental health declarations over last decade but progress still needed to address declarations stigma

Over the last decade there has been a significant shift in the willingness of students to talk about their mental health – the number of UK applicants to UCAS that shared a mental health condition has increased by 450% in this time, yet today’s report, 'Starting the Conversation: UCAS report on student mental health', shows there is still more work to do to smash the myths and stigma around mental health, and to highlight the support available to students in higher education.