Stressed out and struggling: higher education institutions and international students' mental health

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Young Minds (Organization)
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1 June 2005
Mental health services, Education and Skills, Health Services
Social welfare
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This paper is intended to draw attention to and help higher education institutions (HEIs) support the mental health of their international students. HEIs already make considerable efforts to ensure that international students have a positive experience; this paper considers how attention to the psychological aspects of studying abroad might enhance that experience. It suggests a variety of ways – from relatively low-level strategies through to referral to specialist mental health services – in which HEIs can help this to happen. It is aimed at all staff groups, whether they are involved in teaching or in support services.

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