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King’s awarded for approach to student mental health and wellbeing

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We're excited to announce that King’s has received the Student Minds University Mental Health Charter Award recognising our whole-university approach to student mental health and wellbeing. You can find out more about the award here.

In 2023 we submitted a self-assessment report describing how we're meeting principles of good practice in the Charter Framework. This was accompanied by a 2,000 word student-led report, written by our Student Leads, Sapphire Francis and Sophie Churchill and informed by student focus groups and the King’s 100.

Both reports described what’s working well at King’s in our approach to supporting students as well as the areas we know we need to continue to improve.

In October 2023, we took part in a two-day on-site visit with assessor colleagues from Student Minds who met with students and staff from across the university and KCLSU to better understand our whole-university approach to student mental health and wellbeing.

There are three levels of successful award outcome – award, award with merit and award with distinction. We received an ‘Award’ outcome, which recognises our successes but also shows we have room to continue improving.

We also received a set of recommendations to work on until we re-apply for the award in 2028.

There are lots of opportunities for students to be involved in this work, especially in helping us to understand how best to support your student experience and overall mental health and wellbeing. To sign up to hear more about upcoming paid opportunities please complete this Microsoft Form.

The King’s Student Wellbeing Survey is also open now. This is our way of measuring your wellbeing and developing strategies and initiatives to best support you. Take part in the survey to receive a free hot drinks credit to spend at King’s Food outlets and the chance to win one of 5 KCL Hoodies.