More than 2 thirds of all students have admitted to having mental ill health over the past 12 months according to an all party parlimentary group - which is a truly shocking statistic.
As a publication, Kettle has covered the subject of mental health in some depth and it is a topic that is close to the hearts of many of our readers and writers. Today, Kettle announces that we have teamed up with mental health organisation, Unity to support those that suffer with mental health issues.
Unity is an organisation that was set up by Tony Weekes a person who has first-hand experience of these issues after many years of witnessing the mental suffering of close family members.
"In trying to ease their suffering, I have tried, sometimes succeeded, other times failed to surmount the problems caused by the current care system's serious lack of funding and the resulting lack of cohesion."
Part of Unity's manifesto is to have a presence in every major university in the UK, with the express aim of supporting students. However, they can only do this with the help and support of their growing community of members and it is Kettle's role to help grow the student membership.
Kettle will act as Unity's student media partner and will help take Unity's message to our student audience.
Leon Wingham, Kettle Mag's publisher said: "The pressures faced by students today are massive and many are finding them too much to bare. University should be a fun environment where students not only further their education but also learn many of life's basic skills. It's a great place to learn the art of "Adulting"'
He went on to add "...I am delighted to team up with Unity as they are aiming to provide a service that simply does not exist at the moment."
To find out how you can help, simply read the Join Unity section of their site.