In the final piece of our documentary we spoke to two students who had been affected by various mental health problems.
A quarter of students suffer from some form of mental health issue. Of those who suffer, 77% have depression-related problems, and 74% have anxiety related problems.
Often both of these common issues overlap, 74% of students with an anxiety-related problem also have a depression-related one.
The number of students dropping out of university as result of these struggles has tripled since 2009/10.
In 2015 a record 1,180 students left university. This is a 210% increase on 2009/10 – when it was 380.
Affected by anything in this film? You can find support at: https://www.samaritans.org/
Up next: Part one and Part two of Student Problems Investigates: Student Mental Health.