We're proud to promote the work of Student Space, who are helping students protect their mental health during this turbulent year.
The pandemic has caused disruptions in so many ways and students have been hugely impacted; from getting their exams cancelled and receiving predicted grades, to dealing with new learning environments, isolating in student accommodation or trying to cope with studying from home.
Luckily Student Space has launched a new initiative, which aims to make life a little easier for students in higher education across England and Wales.
The scheme was set up to support the existing services, rather than supplement these resources and there are three key ways Student Space helps:
- Provides access to dedicated support services for students, by phone or text
- Offers information and tools to help students through the challenges of coronavirus
- Helps student find the support available at their place of study
Student Space is now available for students to receive support and guidance - however they may be feeling.
Students can explore a range of trusted information, services and tools to help with the challenges of student life at: studentspace.org.uk.
They can also call the freephone number on 0808 189 5260. The dedicated line is open from 4pm to 11pm to offer listening support, information and onward signposting. Or alternatively students can also text 'STUDENT' to 85258 at anytime to start a conversation with a trained volunteer. It's free, confidential and anonymous.
For the latest updates, you can also follow:
- Instagram: @studentmindsorg
- Facebook: Student minds
- Twitter: @StudentMindsOrg
- LinkedIn: Student Minds
How can you promote Student Space?
If you are a business or HE institution that would like to support this service, there are a number of ways you can be involved:
- promote the service on social media (use #studentspace)
- provide information on your website
- promote via your app, newsletters or in emails
- advertise the service on screens around campus, in halls or medical centers
How are YouthSight supporting?
We own The OpinionPanel Community - the UK's largest youth research panel, made up of over 150,000 young members aged 13-30-years old. This puts us in a great position to tell our members about Student Space.
We'll be promoting the service on our Community site and in our blog as well as on our social media sites.