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How to link mental health research to student outcomes

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Staff at King's College London are attempting to bridge the divide between research and practice in mental well-being.

Like most universities in the UK, King’s has seen a rise in demand on its student counselling services over the past few years and, like a number of universities, has decided to take steps to address the issue.

June Brown, a senior lecturer in clinical psychology, has been appointed to the new position of head of mental health research for student services at King’s. The role was created because student mental health is something that needs “constant energy, thinking and enthusiasm” to make changes happen, Brown told HE.

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