On Tuesday 8 October, Kevan was a keynote speaker at the National Union of Students’ Conference on Student Mental Health.

Kevan said, “I am very pleased to be able to address the NUS Conference on Student Mental Health. I know from my own experience how important it is to talk about mental health. Great progress has been made in combating the stigma attached to mental illness, but much more needs to be done to educate people about the importance of mental wellbeing, and to improve the support available to those whose lives are affected by these illnesses.”

“Nowhere is that more true than amongst students. Student life, whilst of course very exciting, can be very challenging- for many people it is their first experience of life away from home and away from their normal support networks. It is therefore vital that the right support is in place to help them, and I commend the NUS for the work they are doing in this area.”