LexAble strengthens partnership with student mental health charity, Student Minds.

Posted by on 24th August 2020

LexAble is delighted to announce that it has strengthened its partnership with Student Minds – the UK’s student mental health charity. LexAble will directly support the charity’s student blog – providing a vital and safe space for students to share experiences of mental health difficulties at university.

Earlier in the year, the assistive software developers, who specialise in products for people who are neurodiverse, dyslexic or have mental health issues, announced Student Minds as their chosen charity of the year.

The donation, which comes from £1 of every copy of Global AutoCorrect and Global Tasks sold, will help the charity continue to provide an essential platform that offers support, information, motivation, and encouragement to students experiencing difficulties at university.

The Student Minds Blog is the largest of its kind in the UK, with contributors from universities across the UK and overseas. Around one in three students suffer clinical levels of psychological distress during their formative years, with anxiety and depression cited as the most experienced mental health illnesses in the student population. [source: studentminds.org.uk]

 

Neil Cottrell, CEO of LexAble, said: “I am thrilled that LexAble is supporting students who are living with mental health issues. The blog provides an essential place for students to understand they are not alone, share their experiences and seek advice. Supporting students with mental health issues is at the core of what LexAble does, so our commitment and partnership with Student Minds is one we are passionate about.”

Grace Anderson, Communications Manager at Student Minds said, “We are delighted to have LexAble supporting the Student Minds Blog this year. The donation will enable us to empower more students to share their stories, and help students all across the UK feel less alone when experiencing difficulties at university. This is especially important during the pandemic, at a time when people’s mental health is being negatively impacted, with lots of change and uncertainty for students. We look forward to our blog reaching more people, and are thankful for LexAble’s support.”

For more information contact:
Carly Unsworth, Head of Marketing: Carly.Unsworth@LexAble.com

LexAble develops intuitive products that help people achieve their true potential. Embracing neurodiversity, and particularly focussing on dyslexia and mental health. Their products are used in universities, schools, blue-chip companies, and charities throughout the world.

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. Together, we can transform the state of student mental health so that all in higher education can thrive.