Gareth Hughes is a psychotherapist, researcher, writer and expert on university mental health and wellbeing.
Gareth has worked in universities for over twenty years and has led a number of highly successful national projects. He is currently the Clinical Lead for Student Space and was the lead author of the University Mental Health Charter, which was launched in December 2019. He is also the lead author of The Wellbeing Thesis, an online resource for PGR students.
At the University of Derby, he is currently leading an OfS funded project to produce guidance, for academics, on developing curriculum that supports wellbeing and learning.
His new book for students, Be Well, Learn Well was published in September by Macmillan. He is a Principal Fellow of the HEA and a tutor for the Human Givens College.
Gareth is particularly interested in working with universities on projects that help deepen our understanding of student and staff mental health and/or develop resources or interventions to improve wellbeing. He can support projects in a number of ways, from acting as an advisor or critical friend, through to leading the development and implementation of research, analysis, co-creation with students and producing interventions and resources. He is happy to be included at any stage from initial funding bid to reviewing completed work.
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