Mental health in higher education and society at large has been for too long a neglected topic and has not gained enough spotlight until recent years. However, it is high time to start actively working, advocating and pushing forward for positive systematic changes that will address the mental health of students and staff on both national and European levels in the academic setting.
This document presents the very first ESU policy paper on mental health of students and will be used for any advocacy work done in the area of mental health, within and outside of higher education. Through active work for a more inclusive and stigma-free environment, higher education can set an example to society on how to tackle a deeply rooted mental health stigma, leading to a much-needed change in our world.
Download the 2020 Mental Health Charter here.