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The case studies bring to life, through media, different examples of implementation of innovative practice in HE student wellbeing and mental health support. The innovation in this output is that target users will be able to hear how HE staff designed and implemented their activities. They will also learn about the work in process, how the different HE institutions made these initiatives happen.

Five case studies were selected on the basis of their innovation, relevance and positive effects on student mental health and well-being. Each team of the EMBRACE HE Consortium chose one innovative practice to be systematised and disseminated. In this document you will find the details of those practices which are:

● Mental health first aid training: a programme designed to train staff in mental health first aid issues and to support their students in difficult mental health situations.

● Caring Universities: an electronic mental health intervention that aims to provide information about student mental health, while promoting a range of online courses to address mental health issues such as anxiety.

● Compludog: an animal-assisted intervention to reduce anxiety and stress before exams.

● Supporting War Refugee Students in Higher Education: an example of how to respond to the mental health crisis faced by students at a
Lithuanian university due to the current war situation in Ukraine

● Building Resilience and Managing Zoom Fatigue: a guide designed to support staff and students on issues related to burnout and fatigue due to overuse of online platforms for study and work.