This is a framework of best practice for promoting student mental wellbeing. The framework is underpinned by consultation with higher education researchers, mental health experts, institutional leaders, and academic and professional staff from 13 universities in Australia. The framework promotes a ‘whole-university’ approach, and identifies key action areas for developing student mental health and wellbeing, including institutional enablers for delivering those actions. For each action, priority activities are identified alongside suggested measures of progress that can be adapted for various university contexts.
Here’s the framework: A Framework for Promoting Student Mental Wellbeing in Universities (PDF 480 KB – opens in a new window)
Chi Baik, Wendy Larcombe, Abi Brooker, Johanna Wyn, Lee Allen, Matthew Brett, Rachael Field and Richard James
- Positive psychology and learned optimism
- Self-management for students and staff
- Developing resilience as a strategy for academic success
- Retaining non-traditional students using a resilience framework