Whilst the National Union of Students said young people were under increasing pressure to perform, fortunately there has been a rise in University students seeking mental health support by more than 50% in five years.
EFFECTIVENESS OF SUPPORT DEPENDS ON MENTEE-MENTOR RELATIONSHIP
Thematic analysis identified that effective mentoring requires a tailored partnership, which involves a personal relationship, empowerment, and building bridges into the university experience. Mentoring can effectively support students with ASD and/or MHC, but this is highly dependent on the development of tailored mentee-mentor partnerships.
ACADEMIC PRESSURE A MAJOR FACTOR IN MENTAL HEALTH OF YOUNG PEOPLE
Research by the NEU have shown a clear increase in the number of pupils experiencing mental health issues. “Just last month, 73% of teachers told us they believe student mental health has worsened since the introduction of reformed GCSEs. This is borne out by the Young Minds survey, which shows that school pressure was the top reason these young people turned for help with their mental health, bigger than concerns over body image, bullying or social media.”.