LSBU Student Mental Health Issues Rising each year.

One in four students at LSBU are being diagnosed with mental health problem, reveals Student Care Manager Ennie. According to the LSBU Mental Health statistics, numbers of struggling students are rising. Ennie said; “We try our best to support students with a wide variety of difficulties.” 

Most of the help is targeted at students who are living at LSBU accommodation with well-being residential managers providing a 24hour service. Vicky Dunn, one of two of the residential managers at the McLaren house, said: “We are trying to help students as much as we can, as depression is a major worry for all of us looking after the students at McLaren.”

With only support accessible during Monday- Friday from 9-5 for students who are not staying in the residential homes provided by LSBU, this creates a disadvantage for those students to access the support that they might need. Catherine, a second-year student at LSBU, said: “I’ve heard about the services LSBU provide, but I don’t think the university is doing the best that they can.