Second Caring Universities research results: students are reporting more psychological issues
In June 2020, Caring Universities researched the mental health and resilience of students. This was repeated again in January 2021. The results of this second investigation show that more students are reporting psychological issues such as stress and mood swings than during the first investigation.
These results may not be representative as only 9.5% of students completed the questionnaire. It is possible that results were influenced by the fact that the questionnaire was completed primarily by students who are experiencing psychological issues. Nevertheless, Caring Universities is taking this signal very seriously.
The universities are continuing to monitor the wellbeing of their students and are working hard to continue improving and expanding support services for students. It is anticipated that students will be invited to complete another questionnaire in November 2021.
- View the research results (pdf in Dutch)
Leiden University also offers ways to support wellbeing: visit the Student Wellbeing website
Accessible online self-help programmes
Via Caring Universities students can follow a range of free online self-help programmes aimed at improving their wellbeing. They can also receive guidance from an online coach. Students who have followed these programmes have been very happy with them.Online self-help programmes Caring Universities