Unihealth provides the info that students need to survive and thrive in their new lives at university. Using the latest research, government policies, student insights and working with university wellbeing teams, our service helps students make the most of their time at uni.

Thousands of UK-based students have read Unihealth messages, provided to them each week directly through their subscription newsfeed on Facebook Messenger. Now that’s changing. Universities can now license content to add to their own communications services.

We have never included advertising, marketing, solicitations, or promotional content in our messaging.

Any weblinks we include in messages are to information-based sites held on trusted websites, eg NHS, mental health or other registered charities or university wellbeing resources.

Ethics Policy

Unihealth undertakes research and creates content on issues that affect students as they transition to university life and beyond. Our editorial team source the latest research, policies, and trends to write the messages so that students only receive key information. We use our reasonable endeavours to ensure that all the links we include are to websites from trusted sources (as above). These include registered charities, UK government and university sites. We never link to commercial sites.

In all our content, we only provide content that is relevant to our audiences and reflective of current thinking in the areas we cover. It is then reviewed by independent student mental health experts. Accuracy is paramount and facts are presented fairly.

The use of Facebook Messenger for this service does not facilitate direct conversations between people and healthcare or other providers. We have no connection with any healthcare provider and do not collect or send patient data.

Our editorial team has full discretion over content and is not influenced by any commercial company or advertiser. There are no links to commercial sites and no advertising, marketing, solicitation or promotional content of any kind.

Fact-Checking Policy

Our team of experienced, professional writers and researchers (see below) complete their own fact-checking, in line with our ethics policy (above).

They verify all facts in their work, with the understanding that the content we share is trusted by our partners and their subscribers to be impartial.

Corrections Policy

 It is our policy to correct any substantive error that may occur in our articles. On our website, this means amending any article found to be incorrect as soon as possible and noting on the page what the change has been, the date of the correction and why it has been made. The correction note will appear either at the top or bottom of the article.

Should a message that has been sent to subscribers be found to be substantively wrong, a correction in line with this policy would be sent to all impacted subscribers explaining the nature of the error and correcting what has been said. This will be sent as soon as possible after discovery; within one working day or as soon as practically possible.

Ownership & Funding

Unihealth is a project of Content Consultants Limited, a private limited company incorporated in the UK on 19 February 2001. Find out more.

Editorial Team info

Anne Balls is Digital Editor, Unihealth. She specialises in health and wellness messaging programmes.

Anne’s background is print journalism & corporate communications. She has worked on mobile phone messaging programmes, including Free Basics/internet.org, since 2013.

Unihealth is supported by the Thrive Agency editorial team which has over 20 years’ experience writing evidence-based content. Thrive’s client work has been awarded the NHS Information Standard accreditation recognising editorial integrity as well as clear, accurate, balanced, up-to-date and evidence-based information.

Other relevant info

Unihealth has a privacy policy

Students’ (subscribers) terms & conditions