Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa) revealed that a record 1,180 students who experienced mental health problems left university early in 2014-15, the most recent year in which data was available. It represents a 210% increase from 380 in 2009-10. The figures have prompted charities, counsellors and health experts to urge higher education institutions to ensure the right support is in place.

Heads of counselling services put the increase partly down to more students going to university with existing mental health problems. They said young people were under greater pressure to succeed, with social media putting their lives under a microscope.

Source Guardian May 23rd 2017