University Mental Health Charter
Bath Spa University is committed to achieving the University Mental Health Charter and is taking a whole-university approach.
What is the University Mental Health Charter?
The University Mental Health Charter (MHC) was created by Student Minds through consultation with thousands of university staff and students. The MHC Framework provides a set of evidence-informed principles to support universities to adopt a whole-university approach to mental health and wellbeing, create cultural change and demonstrate excellent practice.
How is Bath Spa working towards the University Mental Health Charter?
Bath Spa University is committed to achieving the University Mental Health Charter and is taking a whole-university approach. We're engaging across the University, and at every level, with a view to capturing where we are now, reflecting on how we deliver what we do and identifying where we can improve.
The Charter Framework is divided into 18 themes, clustered as domains:
- Enabling Themes.
So far, the project team has had conversations with a range of staff across Bath Spa, many of whom work directly in the provision of student and staff support and wellbeing services.
What are we currently working on?
The priority for Semester One of the 2022/23 academic year is to speak with a diverse range of students and staff from across the University, including the Students’ Union, to seek your perspective and experience. We've recruited a recent Bath Spa graduate to work as Mental Health Charter Intern, and they'll be facilitating student interviews and focus groups.
Student participation is essential to enable a holistic review of Bath Spa University’s approach to the provision of inclusive mental health and wellbeing support for our whole community.