• Phil Packer

Thank you to Student Minds for partnering with BRIT for the BRIT 2021 Challenge

We were delighted to partner with Student Minds this year who were one of five charities benefiting from funds raised by university and college teams taking part in the BRIT 2021 Challenge.


Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and staff, the majority of whom were taking part at home and away from their campuses, 85 university and college teams took on the BRIT 2021 Challenge.


We know fundraising was extremely difficult this year and appreciate the efforts of every student and staff member who raised vital funds for our charity partners, including Student Minds.


The annual BRIT Challenge is delivered to support and improve the mental health and fitness of young adults throughout the UK; by taking part in the BRIT 2021 Challenge, every student and staff member has also been raising awareness of Student Minds and the extraordinary support they provide to students throughout the UK.

Student Minds is the UK's student mental health charity.


They empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.


It has been a pleasure to develop a special relationship with Student Minds over the past two years and we are sincerely grateful to their Chief Executive, Rosie Tressler OBE, for all her support, enthusiasm and energy to make this a successful partnership. We are also grateful to Kate Mitchell, Fundraising Officer at Student Minds, for all her help and advice during the BRIT 2021 Challenge.


Pre-BRIT 2021 Challenge, Rosie said;


"We are extremely proud to be a beneficiary of the BRIT 2021 Challenge, an event promoting inclusion, teamwork and wellbeing.


We are looking forward to working collaboratively with the British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) and the other partner charities who share our passion for transforming the state of student mental health so that all in higher education can thrive. Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. Please visit our website to see how we empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change;https://www.studentminds.org.uk ".


Rosie Tressler OBE

Chief Executive

Student Minds

Rosie Tressler OBE - Chief Executive

Student Minds works with students, service users, professionals and academics to develop new and innovative ways to improve the mental health of students.


They empower students and members of the university community to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health, support others, and create change, so that all in higher education can thrive.


Key to their approach is ensuring that young people have agency, whilst empowering the community around them to have the health literacy and tools to respond. Student Minds want to ensure students have access to timely, youth-friendly support and resources. They’re focused on prevention, ensuring that more young people learn how to build their own wellbeing toolkit.


Student Minds train students and staff in universities across the UK to deliver student-led peer support programmes as well as research-driven campaigns and workshops. By working collaboratively across sectors, they share best practice and ensure that the student voice influences decisions about student mental health.

For more information on supporting Student Minds, please visit their website; https://www.studentminds.org.uk


We look forward to maintaining a special relationship between our two charities.