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Students: Mental Health Services

Question for Department for Education

UIN 39927, tabled on 19 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much on a per student basis universities will receive through the new funding commitment of £3 million provided for student mental health.

Answered on

27 July 2022

Supporting the mental health of students requires collaboration between higher education (HE) providers and the NHS. The Office for Students (OfS) will distribute £15 million to HE providers over the 2022/23 academic year to provide students with additional mental health support. £3 million of this will be used to build on the existing work of the Student Mental Health Partnerships project and establish, on a regional basis, new partnerships between HE and NHS providers.

This is in addition to the £33 million direct funding NHS England is providing in the 2022/23 financial year to improve the quality of mental health services for young adults.

As the OfS funding is being made available to support regional projects, it is not meaningful to calculate this funding on a per student basis.