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Improving Student Mental Health: A population-level approach

Join us for our virtual conference, as we develop the concept of a population-based, whole-university approach to student mental health.

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Improving Student Mental Health: A population-level approach

The University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia

Monday, 14th September 9.30 am - 12.30 pm


You are warmly invited to attend a half-day virtual conference on public health approaches to student mental health, organised jointly by the Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia.

This conference was originally scheduled to take place at Cambridge University on Thursday 2nd April, but in light of the current pandemic, it has been rescheduled and will now be convened virtually via video conferencing technology on Monday, September 14th, 2020.


Registration of interest at this stage will secure your spot and you will be emailed in due course with webinar sign up information.



Conference Agenda


Welcome and Introductions

Prof David Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of UEA (TBC)

Prof Graham Virgo, Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education at the University of Cambridge

Sir Norman Lamb, mental health campaigner and former member of parliament


Key messages from student survey data

Sabbatical Officers of UEASU and CUSU


Welcome Week

Prof Kay Yeoman, Professor of Science Communication at UEA


Curriculum & Wellbeing

Prof Emma Sutton, Professor of Health Professions Education at UEA


Coffee break


Embedded wellbeing

Claire Pratt, Head of Student Services (Wellbeing) at UEA

Anna Rees Embedded Team Manager & Wellbeing Adviser at UEA


The Homerton Changemakers Programme

Dr Alison Wood, Academic Director of Homerton Changemakers at Cambridge


Sport and academic performance

Karen Pearce, Deputy Director of Sport at Cambridge


The Mindful Student Studies

Dr Julieta Galante, Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Cambridge


The aim of the conference is to develop the concept of a population-based, whole-university approach to improving student mental health.

The conference will consider both the high-level definition statement of such an approach, alongside practical aspects - such as approaches to implementation and metrics of success. The ultimate objective of the conference will be a short briefing paper for the HE sector.


Posted on 27/07/2020

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