Mental Health Charter Programme
BCU has joined the University Mental Health Charter Programme, which aims to improve support for staff and student mental health in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Led by student mental health charity Student Minds, the Charter Programme brings together universities committed to making mental health and wellbeing a university-wide priority, to share practice and create cultural change.
The University is able to access events and opportunities to improve its approach to student and staff mental health. It will also work towards the Charter Award, an accreditation scheme which recognises universities that demonstrate excellent practice.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Peter Francis said: “BCU understands that the mental health and wellbeing of our students and staff underpins the ability of our entire community to thrive.
“Securing recognition through the University Mental Health Charter will enable BCU to build on our range of existing activities and services in this important area, confirming the quality of what we do now, and identifying opportunities to go further.
“Working together as one community to achieve Charter recognition will foster the right environment for our students and staff to be the best they can be, safe in the knowledge that their wellbeing is a strategic priority.”