||<p>The University Mental Health Charter announced in June 2018 will drive up standards
in promoting student and staff mental health and wellbeing. The Charter, which will
reward institutions that deliver improved student mental health outcomes, will develop
in an iterative process, shaped by co-production with students, staff and partner
organisations.</p><p>71 per cent of universities do not have an explicit strategy
for mental health provision although 94 per cent of higher education institutions
(HEIs) report an increase in demand for counselling services over the past five years.
In some HEIs, up to one in four students are using, or are waiting to use, counselling