The Caring Universities project is embedded within the World Health Organization (WHO) college student mental health surveys (WHM-ICS) led by prof. dr. Ronal Kessler (Harvard Medical School). This international initiative aims at improving our knowledge on college students’ mental wellbeing. Realising the needs of students will help us in prevention but also in early detection and treatment of mental disorders during college years.
The Caring Universities project takes a step further and offers for free a web-based intervention to students in need. Multiple universities are providing treatment to students, under which VU Amsterdam, UvA Amsterdam, KU Leuven, FAU Erlangen, Harvard Boston. In the following years, more universities and colleges are expected to join this endeavour.