Manchester is the 20th best uni at dealing with mental health in the country

According to our Mental Health Rankings 2017

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The Tab’s Mental Health Rankings 2017 is the only study to assess UK universities’ ability to care for students with mental health issues.

Manchester came 20th in the rankings, with 14 universities spending more per student.

Our findings show that Manchester spent £23.03 per student on their counselling and wellbeing services, above the national average of £22.06, and £353.75 per applicant to the services, above the average of £334.28.

As a result, the finance score is 18.32 of a possible 40. The national average was 17.29.

For satisfaction, Manchester ranked 21 out of 47 in our survey. Manchester scored 34.58 of a possible 40, against a national average of 34.55.

Now in their second year, the rankings cover 47 universities across the country.

They pull together information about how well universities fund their mental health services, how long students have to wait for help, and how satisfied students are with their university’s mental health services.

Over 9,000 students completed our mental health survey this year, and told us about their experiences.

Universities have a duty of care for their students, and mental health falls squarely under this.

We’re aiming to paint the truest picture of mental health at university, and how it’s handled.

A University of Manchester spokesman said: “As a community we are keen to improve and explore how we can support our students more effectively. To that end we have introduced same day booking for many routine counselling appointments, while maintaining urgent access to mental health and risk assessments.

“We offer services across a wide range of presenting difficulties and so our provision includes innovative self-help resources, workshops and groups, 1:1 psychological interventions and formal mental health assessments.

“There is a network of support for mental health across the university, including disability support via our Disability Advice and Support Service, support in our Academic Schools and Halls and a University wide approach to wellbeing.

“In addition we offer monthly training workshops to student-facing staff on recognising and responding to student mental health difficulties. We welcome feedback and the perspective offered by surveys such as this and continue to reflect on improving our support for students."