What we are doing

Within further education settings we:

  • work collaboratively with the Association of Colleges (AoC) and campaign for the provision of funded universal counselling services within each FE institution, as part of our campaign work around universal school and college counselling available to students in England up to the age of 18
  • support the AoC College Mental Health Charter and its inclusion of ‘providing targeted individual mental health support’, including counselling as part of the wider whole school approach to mental health
  • work collaboratively with the Scottish government and COSLA to ensure the government’s commitment to providing counselling within the FE sector is prioritised
  • carry out externally funded project work
  • support the development of in-house counselling services

Within higher education settings we:

  • work collaboratively with university institutions to promote integrated counselling services available to both staff and students
  • work with counselling services to showcase good practice
  • support the Students Minds Mental Health Charter and have contributed to the research process of this document
  • work collaboratively with the Department for Education to ensure the role of ‘specialist learning mentors, mental health’ are inclusive of registered members of BACP and those working towards registration to support students entitled to student disability allowances

Current projects

Case studies and blogs

Useful links

Read our latest updates in Policy news, Winter 2021

If you would like further information on the BACP student mental health strategy, please email jo.holmes@bacp.co.uk