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Updated 25th May 2017

Student Health Needs Assessment survey

Thank you to the 409 students who completed the recent Student Health Needs Assessment survey on Blackboard or in person. The survey results are currently being analysed and will be used to directly influence the recommendations for the future of student health services.

We also acknowledge the comments and concerns expressed by a number of students which have been noted by the Student Health Needs Assessment Steering Group.

The York College Counselling Service is available for anyone who feels they need support with a mental health issue.

The Healthwatch York document 'Guide to Mental Health and Well-being in York' contains a useful list of local support services:


 10 easy ways to boost your mental health



Lifesigns - A  booklet published by Lifesigns.  Has suggestions about what we can do each day to keep ourselves feeling mentally well. In the same way we need to eat at least 5 portions of fruit and veg a day to help us be physically healthy.

The Hut - Based in York at Clarence Gardens. Bringing creativity and purpose to the lives of adults with enduring mental health conditions and/or learning disabilities.

Epic Friends - All about helping you to help your friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally.

Mind - Has information for people who are dealing with mental health issues, also has advice and information if you are worried about someone else, gives information on mental health conditions and lists helplines you can ring for advice. Also has advice if you or someone you know is in crisis or is suicidal.

Students Against Depression - provides you with the resources you need to find a way forward from stress, low mood, depression or suicidal thinking.

The Mental Health Foundation -   information on mental health issues.

Uncommon Knowledge - has  links to information on depression, anxiety and panic attacks.

Sunshine Changing Lanes - works with and offers support on behavioural and emotional reasoning, through delivering educating, experiential awareness events.