Being well, doing well 19/20: A collaborative insight project exploring student wellbeing

In 2017-18, Alterline’s ‘Being well, doing well’ project brought together 14 students’ unions  to develop robust and insightful evidence about student mental health and wellbeing. The mixed-method study, became one of the largest of its kind with just under 13,000 students completing our survey. In 2019-20, we plan to continue to build on the evidence gathered to date. We are inviting unions who did not take part last time to run the Being well, doing well survey on their campus and capture fresh local evidence. Unions who took part last time will be able to track and monitor change on their campus.

Why join the 19/20 collaboration?

We hope the 19/20 collaboration will continue to enable unions to:

  • Develop an evidence-based, strategic response to student wellbeing
  • Inform campaigning and student voice around student wellbeing
  • Improve the support services available to students
  • Develop new initiatives to proactively improve student wellbeing
  • Use independent evidence to engage your institution in meaningful dialogue about student wellbeing

Download the free summary report from Being well, doing well 17/18

Collaborating partners will have the opportunity to scope the prevalence and range of mental health issues amongst the student population, as well as explore the impact of mental health issues on students’ lives, both personal and academic. The study will also help unions to understand what support students are currently receiving and what’s missing, and identify students’ expectations of their union in relation to their wellbeing

How does the collaboration work?

Alterline’s unique collaborative research model brings unions together to work on common challenges and build communities of innovative practice. We will:

  • Provide you with the full strategic insight report produced in 2017-18
  • Set you up with everything you need to run the Being well, Doing well survey at your institution
  • Produce a local report which visualises your results
  • Benchmark your findings against the combined results from 2017-18
  • Benchmark against your historic results if you have taken part before
  • Provide demographic breakdowns of your findings
  • Run a concluding collaborative partner workshop to discuss the results and share action ideas with you

How much does it cost?

Joining this collaboration means you will have access to the valuable insights and local evidence for just :

  • £3,950 (excl. VAT) if it’s the first time you’ve taken part
  • £2,350 (excl. VAT) if you’re returning to the study.
For more information and a copy of the project outline click here to email Sharon Steele, Client Communities Manager, at or call 0161 503 5760.