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Accolades pour in for USHA’s Autumn Seminar

Held at the Barbican in London USHA’s Autumn Seminar was also supported by the student services association AMOSSHE and Universities UK. The line-up of keynote speakers included:

Sir Anthony Seldon VC at The University of Buckingham looked at the mental health support routes across a University as well as promoted 'Action for Happiness'

Both the Right Honourable Norman Lamb MP Chair of the Cross Party Committee on Mental Health and Paul Farmer CBE Chief Executive of MIND spoke of the need to commission the right level of needs for mental health counselling with better transition from child to adult mental health support. Mr Lamb also went on to praise Nottingham Trent University for its Student Minds Initiative.

The Assistant Director of Policy for Universities UK also spoke at the seminar.

John de Pury told USHA, “UUK was keen to be part of such an important event and I especially welcomed the chance to engage with an experienced and expert audience”

MIND also announced its appointment of Louise Clarkson to look at mental health issues affecting the under 25s. Paul Farmer also appealed for Universities to sign up to its ‘Workplace Wellbeing Index’ to benchmark best policy and practice in workplace mental health. For more information on this go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The charity has also developed an App for students to cope with the highs and lows of University www.emoodji.co.uk.

The seminar presentations and photographs can be found on the USHA website www.usha.org.uk