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A crisis in student mental health

Student mental ill health is an issue that refuses to go away. Anna McKie looks at what universities can do to help.

One in five UK university students have experienced suicidal feelings, 45 per cent have had feelings of depression and 82 per cent admit to experiencing stress and anxiety. That is the finding of a report published by health consultants UniHealth on 25 August.

Suicides among higher education students almost doubled over seven years, from 75 in 2007 to 130 in 2014, according to figures published in May 2016 by the Office for National Statistics.

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