Think Positive is a Scottish Government funded student mental health project at NUS Scotland. The project works to improve student mental wellbeing and tackle the stigma attached to mental ill health.
Think Positive’s key objectives include:
- Creating structural and long-lasting changes – for example through supporting institutions and students’ associations to work together on Student Mental Health Agreements, which cover both strategic and practical plans to make improvements in how the institution and students’ association work together to tackle the stigma attached to mental ill health and work towards improving the mental wellbeing of their student body.
Think Positive is NUS Scotland’s student mental health project. The project aims to find ways to support students experiencing mental ill health, tackle stigma and discrimination, and promote wellbeing in colleges and universities.
Think Positive is an umbrella term encompassing our main project: Student Mental Health Agreements.
In 2018, the Student Mental Health Agreement project was awarded funding to help it develop in various ways. Here’s an exciting update about some of the things we’ll be working on in the next few years.
- Think Positive will commission external research to look at the current mental health provision across Scotland’s colleges and universities. There is very little data on this currently and we hope this will help to highlight best practise and gaps in provision.
- In 2019-20 there will be a small grant scheme enabling institutions to trial a new idea that is related to their SMHA.
- Another person has joined the team, who will lead on the website, social media, events & small grants scheme.