Student Health and Wellbeing in Reading

We surveyed 172 first-year students at the University of Reading and Reading College during Freshers' Fairs.

Key findings

  • More than two-thirds of students answering the survey said stress was the issue most important to them right now, followed by weight and diet (32%) and coping with depression or a diagnosed mental health condition (21%)

  • Only 24% said they would know how to access help for serious mental health issues

  • Only 31% said they would know how to access emergency contraception
  • Only 31% said they would know how to get medical advice if their GP's was shut
  • Only 22% knew where the local NHS sexual health clinic was (The Florey clinic is based in a Royal Berkshire Hospital building in Craven Road)

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Student Health and Wellbeing in Reading: Phase 1 report of survey findings