The University Mental Health Charter was created by thousands of staff and students to shape a future in which everyone in higher education can thrive. 

Use this website to explore the University Mental Health Charter Framework, alongside research and resources to learn about good practice in promoting mental health and wellbeing at university. Find out more about how the Charter Programme and the Charter Award can support your university to create cultural change.

Learn about good practice

‚ÄčThe University Mental Health Charter Framework is a set of evidence-informed principles to support universities to adopt a whole-university approach to mental health and wellbeing.

Explore the Charter Framework here

Improve your approach

The Charter Programme brings together universities committed to making mental health a university-wide priority to share practice and create cultural change.

Find out more and join the Charter Programme today

Achieve a Charter Award

Charter Programme members can apply for the University Mental Health Charter Award to achieve recognition for excellent practice and support ongoing improvement.

Find out about the Charter Award here.

The holistic approach enabled us to analyse the mental health impact of our support services and across teaching and learning, research, student accommodation and the physical environment which we found extremely beneficial.
Hartpury University, University Mental Health Charter Award Pilot