Being Well, Doing Well 23/24: Student mental health and wellbeing during the cost-of-living crisis

At this time of continuing pressure on students’ mental health and wellbeing we continue to offer the opportunity to gather insight through our Being Well, Doing Well programme so union and university teams can best understand the current pressures and priority support needs of their students. The insight will help institutions develop timely solutions, services and communications whilst demonstrating their commitment to listening to their students.   

Additional questions will be included within the survey tool to explore how the cost-of-living crisis is impacting on student mental health and wellbeing and the practical help they need so you can really target your resources where they are needed the most.

Why join Being Well, Doing Well?

Join us to:

  • Develop an evidence base to underpin your strategic response to student wellbeing during the cost-of-living crisis.
  • Understand how your local results compare to the national picture of 1,000 students and how they have changed over time (if you have taken part in ‘Being well, doing well’ before).
  • Understand the sources of stress, life events, and adverse behaviours which students face
  • Further improve the support services available to your students during these challenging times
  • Develop new initiatives to proactively improve student wellbeing
  • Use independent evidence to engage stakeholders in meaningful dialogue about student wellbeing

Download the free summary report from the first Being well, doing well research

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 universities and students’ unions to understand what support students are currently receiving and what’s missing, identify students’ expectations in relation to their wellbeing and their particular needs during the cost-of-living crisis

How does Being Well, Doing Well work?

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

  • Manage your survey invitations for you, or set you up with everything you need to run the Being well, Doing well survey at your institution
  • You can choose the best time in the academic year to run your survey
  • Produce a local report which visualises your results
  • We’ll contextualise the findings against the combined results from key questions from previous years as well as against a national picture from this year which will comprise 1,000 students
  • 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 – the cost is £2,350 (+VAT)

For more information and a copy of the project outline click here to email Sharon Steele, Marketing and Client Communities Director, at