Research also finds number of students who disclose mental health problem in first year has risen fivefold in 10 years

A growing number of undergraduates are reporting mental health problems, according to a report that shows a record number of students have killed themselves in recent years.

The scale of the mental health crisis at UK universities is revealed in a study by the IPPR thinktank. It shows that the number of students who disclosed a mental health problem in their first year rose fivefold to reach 15,395 in a decade.

Related: More students than ever suffer mental ill health. We must change our toxic world | Nihara Krause

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