PBSA providers ‘must support student wellbeing’

Student accommodation providers are uniquely placed to support student mental health and wellbeing, according the British Property Federation. The BPF has published a guide examining the impact that purpose-built student accommodation has on mental health and wellbeing. It said the sector is “at the nexus of academic, domestic and social lives” and is responsible for creating “safe and supportive environments". The BPF’s Student Wellbeing guide provides a self-assessment tool, legal requirements and best practice policies for student accommodation providers. It advises on frontline staff training, recommending active listening communicating, mental health first aid and signposting techniques to support students. The