The universities spending the least on mental health counselling

Some are seriously overburdened

Oxford and Cambridge spend the most on their counselling services in the country, while UCLan and Strathclyde spend the least.

Oxford spends nearly £50 per student a year on its counselling services, while UCLan barely spends a tenth of that, just £4.64 per student. Other major universities spend comparatively little, with Warwick spending just over £11, Brookes £15, and Leeds £16.

The news comes from The Tab’s University Mental Health Rankings, where York, Newcastle, and Glasgow finished bottom of the pile overall, despite each spending around £20 per student on their counselling services. Top-of-the-table Kent spend £24, showing that it’s what you do with the money that counts.

Universities:

  1. Oxford £48.25
  2. Cambridge £40.48
  3. Exeter £38.62
  4. Reading £34.97
  5. King’s £34.81
  6. Sussex £33.69
  7. Lancaster £32.32
  8. Bristol £32.15
  9. UCL £31.78
  10. Falmouth £26.87
  11. Durham £26.48
  12. Leicester £25.13
  13. Kent £24.39
  14. Edinburgh £23.90
  15. Manchester £23.70
  16. Nottingham £23.68
  17. Liverpool £23.12
  18. UWE £21.11
  19. Glasgow £20.80
  20. Aberdeen £20.20
  21. York £19.86
  22. Cardiff £19.48
  23. Portsmouth £19.37
  24. Newcastle £19.31
  25. Birmingham £18.94
  26. UEA £18.12
  27. Royal Holloway £17.20
  28. Sheffield £17.01
  29. Leeds £16.50
  30. QMUL £16.33
  31. Oxford Brookes £15.21
  32. Lincoln £13.00
  33. Warwick £11.92
  34. John Moores £10.16
  35. Stirling £9.66
  36. Aston £8.96
  37. Belfast £8.43
  38. Plymouth £8.30
  39. Strathclyde £7.29
  40. UCLan £4.64

The data comes from Freedom of Information requests The Tab filed earlier this year, following the investigation into mental health at British universities. The survey took into account survey data and information from Freedom of Information requests from 40 universities. Any not included did not respond with the information and their counselling funding is not known.

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