OfS Transitional Mental Health Project

The Transitional Mental Health Project, which ran from Aug 2019 to March 2022, was funded by the Office for Students and was focused on helping students to make the best start to their time at university. A key element of the project was student co-creation, enabling peer-to-peer support for mental health and wellbeing. Our Student Content Creators developed videos and articles discussing their experiences and giving advice, as well as featuring in our BuzzFeed style video series. We also launched our own student-hosted podcast, Fresher Take, with discussions on different topics in each episode.

The project was run jointly with the University’s Wellbeing Team and it also involved the Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute and the Students Union. The project team also worked with partners across the city, such as Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln College, Linc Higher and the NHS, as well as with our digital partners, Fika and UniWellbeing, who provided tools for students to support each other and themselves.

As part of the project, we introduced and piloted new platforms for students such as the UOL Student Life App and Fika Mental Skills App.

The project has now ended, but please visit the project website or email twright@lincoln.ac.uk if you want to find out more.