British government cuts funding for student mental health services

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

While increasing numbers of young people are applying for university, especially from lower-income backgrounds and abroad, the British government has cut Minimum Practice Income Guarantee (MPIG) for student-specialist mental health services at a time that it is said to be most crucial.

Intensifying pressures on students

Rising numbers of international students and young people from lower-income backgrounds, who have historically not applied for higher education, are going to university in Britain, according to a report by London’s Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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