Moving into the workplace can be a significant challenge for a young person’s mental health.
On World Mental Health Day 2017 Student Minds publish the first ever report to uncover the wellbeing of young graduates making the transition from university into the workforce.
The report, based off a survey delivered with colleagues at King’s College London and The City Mental Health Alliance, summarises findings from a large survey of over 300 recent graduates, and considers university preparation for the workplace, the transition into the workplace, stress and mental wellbeing.
Four key findings, discussed in further detail in the report, stand out:
- Universities could do more to prepare students for the transition out of university
- Graduate schemes are associated with a better graduate experience,
- Getting the transition into the workplace place right improves subsequent mental wellbeing and reduces subsequent stress.
- Work culture relates to graduate confidence in disclosing mental health difficulties
The research was delivered by the team at Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity. This survey was completed with the assistance of Vicky Reino at KCL, as part of a Master’s (MSc) research project), under the supervision of Dr Nicola Byrom, a lecturer in the Psychology Department at King’s College London and Somerville College, Oxford University.