How to coordinate Longitudinal Studies into Student Wellbeing
There is limited robust data on psychological wellbeing in university students. We don't know enough about what the rates of student mental health problems are, what are the risk and protective factors, or how to intervene to prevent, detect difficulties and provide help.
Longitudinal studies provide a starting point for building up this evidence base. The SMaRteN Network has funded academics, clinicians and students at the universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Sheffield and York to help coordinate the running of longitudinal student cohorts across the university sector. The work has a number of objectives, including: