Homes for Students has named Student Minds as its charity partner for the next 12 months.
Over the coming year, Homes for Students will be working closely with the charity to enhance the wellbeing support it provides for its student residents and raise awareness for the work the charity does in the PBSA sector.
Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. They empower students and members of the university community to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.
Homes for Students hopes to maximise their support for the charity with additional colleague fundraising. Homes for Students will also be setting up a dedicated mental health section on its website and will raise awareness of Student Minds’ mental health and wellbeing resources available across all its properties.
The partnership comes as the business commits to increasing its support for student health and wellbeing. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Homes for Students has trained over 100 team members to be mental health first aid trainers, set up a dedicated student health and wellbeing team and added more wellbeing resources to its internal communications platform.
Graham Rogers, managing director at Homes for Students, said: “The last 14 months have brought into sharper focus the need for further wellbeing support for students so we are delighted to be working closer with Students Minds. Their values align perfectly with ours by making student wellbeing an absolute priority.
“This commitment will provide those staying with us with another layer of support in what is a challenging time for young people. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Student Minds.”
Rosie Tressler, CEO at Student Minds, added: “We are so grateful to everyone at Homes for Students for your incredible support of Student Minds, it’s an absolute delight to welcome you as an ally of university mental health and into our family of corporate partners.
“We’re looking forward to developing our partnership over the coming year and supporting student and staff mental health together, so that all in higher education can thrive.”
About Homes for Students
Homes For Students provides first-class student accommodation, offering tenants top rated facilities for education, engagement and wellbeing. They are the UK’s largest independent student accommodation provider with over 30,000 beds across 47 cities. Their continued success is down to our understanding of the sector with industry experts delivering results-based performances for clients.
They provide the full range of residential management services including marketing; lettings; turn-key projects and fit-outs; as well as hard and soft FM to provide an integrated assets management strategy.
About Student Minds
Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. We empower students and members of the university community to develop the knowledge, confidence, and skills to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.
We train students and staff in universities across the UK to deliver student-led peer support interventions, as well as research-driven campaigns and workshops. By working collaboratively across sectors, we share best practice and ensure that the student voice influences decisions about student mental health.
We are delivering Student Space to help students navigate university life during the coronavirus pandemic. Student Space is available to all higher education students across England and Wales and provides students with a trusted place to:
- access direct support in a way that is right for them via text, phone, webchat or email
- read and watch online resources to help them through the challenges of coronavirus
- explore what support is available to them locally at their place of study
Together, we will transform the state of student mental health so that all in higher education can thrive. For more information, visit https://www.studentminds.org.uk/