The Student Mind’s Key Questions project has identified that students are curious about the relationship between university life and stress. Connor, a member of our student research team, has been exploring this question further, asking if chronic stress overlooked in students because it is assumed that students should be stressed, and it is normal to be stressed.
Have you adapted your teaching practice with student mental health in mind, or have a curriculum that you think might have an impact on student mental health? If so, the Education for Mental Health team would like to hear from you!!
Are drop-out rates in therapy the new “elephant in the room”? No, it’s probably worse; the elephant has been standing there for decades. Drop-out rates in therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), despite being very common, are barely talked about. A meta-analysis of 115 studies found that one in four patients terminates CBT before reaching remission. (This number doesn’t even include those who don’t show up to their first session). Amongst a range of disorders treated with CBT, people with depression are the likeliest to drop out (36.4%).
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