Benefits to higher education students

  • Enhanced student experience and increased opportunities to secure highly skilled work upon graduation
  • Experience of working collaboratively with diverse sports and arts organisations on a real-world sport and arts mental health programme with children and young people
  • Improved internal collaborations and working with institutional academic and support staff
  •  Opportunities to engage with research and dissemination for their own research projects and other curricular work
  • Engaging with various stakeholders, including school staff, curators, community sports coaches, programme coordinators, research staff, academics, marketing and communications teams
  •  Increased mental health literacy and coping strategies to manage their own mental health and wellbeing during their time as students and beyond
  • Development of skills to use sport and art-based approaches to address mental health concerns with the wider community

Current Student Mentors talk about why students should join the Tackling the Blues programme

Why students should join the Tackling the Blues programme

Former student Francesca talks about her experience being a Mentor on Tackling the Blues and how this helped her secure highly skilled employment

Former student Francesca talks about her employment since being a Tackling the Blues Student Mentor

What is the cross-university impact on employability and highly skilled graduate employment?

Becka Colley Foster, Head of Careers and Graduate Employability, Edge Hill University