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Find out what Students' Union policies have been passed by students, and more importantly, what is being done about them.

Here you can find a list of all the policies which have been passed by student council. We're working on a live tracker so you can check the progress of each policy, but until we've got that up and running please contact your student president team to ask for an update on policies. You can also check out current ideas and rejected ideas.

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    Help Students in Crisis (Policy Lapse)

      Council recognises that some students will experience a mental health crisis during their time at UWS. Council notes that mental illness is largely invisible. Council acknowledges that though help is available for students experiencing a mental health crisis, the nature of mental illness means students may be unable to search for it. Council instructs the association to work with the University to develop a protocol, whereby a student experiencing a crisis can tell one person and that person, with the students consent, can ensure that relevant stakeholders are contacted and support is put in place.

      Why you think it is important

      A 2015 NUS survey found that 78% of students experienced mental health issues and of those, 36% had thoughts of self harm. Whilst the University has resources and procedures in place to help students in this position, someone experiencing a mental health issue may not be in a position to actively search those resources or procedures out. Where a student has disclosed a mental health issue it may be painful or even harmful to require them to explain it repeatedly.

      Is there anything else you think we should know? Passed March 2019

      I have read the guidance on what makes a good policy on the student council page

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