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Final report on student health and wellbeing

Report by Reading Voice

This report is the final set of findings of a project carried out Sept 2018-Feb 2020. Publication was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.


  • Two-thirds (66%) of student respondents would turn to family first when seeking information about a health or wellbeing issue

  • The services that students were most confident of finding in Reading were a doctor’s surgery (72%) and a pharmacy (71%)

  • The services students knew least how to find were the local NHS sexual health clinic (29%) and the Reading Walk-In Centre (46%)

  • The top three health issues for students were: coping with stress and worries, their weight and diet and depression or a diagnosed mental health condition

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