Student Space acts as a single point of access to support for university and college students. The platform consists of both immediate and preventative interventions to improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes.
It offers a range of clinically developed psychoeducational resources, curates and quality-assures other types of available support and provides accessible therapeutic interventions.
In order to visualise the abstract themes being discussed, we developed a visual identity that was primarily illustrated. Being careful to be as inclusive as possible, as well as showing the reality of the current student experience, this imagery is used on both the website and across Student Space’s communications.
The site was designed and built principally for mobile devices, to reflect the usage patterns of its core audiences. Designing mobile-first helped us to make clear choices for which content would be most important for students.
We tested the website throughout production with real students, including both freshers and those who were returning from the summer break. As the pandemic situation evolves we will continue to work with Student Minds on the project.