Higher Education Policy Institute recommends ESC Student app


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In its newly published paper "The invisible problem? Improving students’ mental health", the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) recommends the use of the ESC Student app in higher educational institutions. 

Highlighting the need to signpost students to reliable sources of information, the report says: "Promotion of reliable sources of information should also be encouraged. There is a lot of misinformation online, but new apps like ESC Student (the Expert Self Care app for students) provides up-to-date and relevant information on a range of heath and wellbeing problems. Developed by a team of experts www.hepi.ac.uk 47 from the University of Bristol Students’ Health Service, the app aims to improve student health and health literacy. Its function ranges from what to do in a mental health emergency to how to treat acne. The NHS England Information Standard certifies it as a source of reliable health information. It has only recently been launched but we recommend that higher education institutions advertise the ESC Student app and encourage its use."

Find out more about the ESC Student app.

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