The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has given £4.4m to colleges to develop mental health and resilience packages and support students and staff struggling to cope with the mental health impacts of Covid-19.

This funding will help to develop the role of Mental Health Co-ordinators in colleges and include more student-led services, such as the creation of a colleges’ mental health nightline and more wellbeing support for college staff.

Shona Struthers, Chief Executive of Colleges Scotland said:

“Since the start of the pandemic, colleges in Scotland have been working hard with Scottish Government to increase the funding for mental health support to benefit students and staff who have faced some really difficult circumstances. The funding is a substantial investment in mental health support which colleges can use locally to best suit the needs of their students and their workforce.”

Further details are available on the SFC website.