One in five students consider themselves to have a mental health problem. according to the website, students mental health organisation, 63% of universities have reported an increase in psychological distress.
The demand for counselling at university has increased by 50% in the last five years, according to data from the Guardian.
Nottingham Trent University’s counselling officer, Paul Dodsley, says there has been an increase in the amount of students admitting to an existing psychological or mental health condition on their UCAS form before before arriving at uni.
He says; “There is less stigma now days which gives people more confidence to come forward and receive the help they need.”
“Men are a little bit worse than women, but its getting better”
According to a series of Freedom of Information requests to higher education institutions, young male students across the UK are increasingly using the the mental health services provided by their university.
Nottingham Trent University has been apart of the University Mental Health and Well Being day since 2014, it is aimed at promoting the mental health of people who live and work in Higher Education.
Mayo Adeniran, NTU VP services talking about mental health at Uni