The Insight Network study found 33% of students in UK HE "experienced a serious psychological issue for which they felt they needed professional help". Students may also not know how to access support for their wellbeing.
Prof Paddy Nixon, vice-chancellor of Ulster University said there had been a consistent increase in the number of students using mental health support services: "Our team have worked incredibly hard to respond to this need, but we welcome the additional support and connections that we can build on within this project".
"Prospective students who have completed a UCAS application form with reference to mental illness are contacted by our Mental Health Advisors in the period before their arrival in Durham".
One in 12 students in Yorkshire seeks support for their mental health on average, analysis past year revealed, with a 48 per cent rise in the number seeking help since 2012.
It follows work by the Department for Education to identify key areas of risk that can affect the mental health of people going to university.
"We should not, though, let a positive national picture mask the situation at some universities and other higher education providers where non-continuation rates are higher than students deserve".
"We are proud to be the most socially inclusive university in England, but that also means that our students often have more complex lives than their peers at other institutions, and this impacts on their continuation".
The vast majority of students believe the Government should step in and save a university from financial collapse, according to research. Universities UK continues to play a leading role in setting out an ambitious vision for the sector and in convening a whole-system response to achieve change. We are committed to working in close partnership with the NHS, locally and nationally, to improve services for students. It is essential that any future funding regime does not undermine this work to support students and staff to realise their potential.
The figures for English universities, from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, are for the academic year 2016/17, the most recent available.
The tool is aimed at all students, and Bennett told The PIE News the companies trials with the universities of Lincoln, Coventry, Exeter and Manchester (Metropolitan) showed global students face unique challenges during periods of mobility.
British Education Secretary Damian Hinds issued a warning to British universities Thursday after a report highlighted the high level of dropout rates among students.
This support is vital, not only in providing student support but in paving the way to opening up the conversation and removing the stigma about mental health.
The ambition to create a network was first announced past year by former Universities Minister Sam Gyimah as part of a range of measures to improve student mental health support, including the development of a University Mental Health Charter, led by Student Minds, which will reward institutions that deliver improved student mental health outcomes. It is important that all students feel supported to do their best - both academically and in a pastoral sense'.