Record numbers of students are beginning university this term, making the big emotional step of a new independent life, with many living away from home for the first time.
But there are warnings of rising numbers of students struggling to cope with life on campus, with sharp rises in the demand for counselling.
And there are questions about whether universities are providing enough support for emotional and mental health problems.
Counselling services are facing an annual rise in demand of about 10%.
Estimates around the use of counselling usually ranges between 5% and 10% of students, depending on the university, which would suggest at least 115,000 students are seeking help.
I was convinced many years ago that prevention is better than cure. We see a lot of students here at Guthrie Therapy, helping them with stress that has built up over years of study.
Its not just the study and pressure of getting good grades, its the financial side of student life and not forgetting for many this is their first time away from home. They go through a very fast learning curve and are expected to “handle it!
Stress can be managed, but only if we know how.
We deliver workshops and lectures, ensuring young people have the tools they need for success and a healthy mindset.
All workshops are bespoke.