Chapter 17. International Perspectives: College Mental Health in the United Kingdom

  1. Jerald Kay MD Professor Chair2 and
  2. Victor Schwartz MD University Dean of Students3
  1. Mark Phippen Pg Dip Couns BACP Senior Accredited Practitioner Head of Counselling

Published Online: 6 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch17

Mental Health Care in the College Community

Mental Health Care in the College Community

How to Cite

Phippen, M. (2010) International Perspectives: College Mental Health in the United Kingdom, in Mental Health Care in the College Community (eds J. Kay and V. Schwartz), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, East Medical Plaza, 627 S. Edwin Moses Dr, Dayton, OH 45408, USA

  2. 3

    Yeshiva University, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 500 W.185th St., New York, NY 10033, USA

Author Information

  1. Cambridge University Counselling Service, 2-3 Bene't Place, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EL, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746189

Online ISBN: 9780470686836



  • international perspectives - college mental health in the United Kingdom;
  • counsellor - encompassing counsellors, psychotherapists and cognitive therapists;
  • liaison and cross referral arrangements - vary considerably depending on particular line-management structures in place and the physical location of the services;
  • mental health problems - seriously disruptive to their education and emotional development;
  • university counselling services - primary mental health care option;
  • NICE - government-sponsored independent organization


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Setting the scene

  • Support systems in UK universities – Student Services

  • Student mental health – a growing issue

  • The experience of international students in the United Kingdom

  • Conclusion – where does this leave university counselling?

  • References