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Student life & mental health

A YouGov survey in 2016 found that one in four university students in the UK struggle with their mental health.

The Third Degree Ellie Cook
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This ranges from those who have been diagnosed with a mental illness through to vast numbers who are battling with stress and worry: 63% of students say that they feel levels of stress that interfere with their day-to-day lives. Among those who identify as struggling with mental health problems, anxiety and depression are the most common, and often affect the same students (around 70% of sufferers).