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ERIC Number: EJ1180556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Supporting the Mental Health of University Students: The Views and Experiences of an Academic
Kantaris, Xenya
Psychology Teaching Review, v24 n1 p77-78 2018
Independent study can be satisfying and thrilling, and it can also be terrifying. Some students may not be equipped to handle the stress that University life puts in front of them. It is a fact that 75 per cent of adult mental health problems begin before the age of 18 (Davies, 2013) therefore, some students will enter University with a mental health diagnosis. On the other hand, commonplace stressors like independent living, finances, work-life balance, social relationships can trigger distress and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression manifest. Students may not be robust and/or resilient enough to cope with the expectations of university life may they be academic or socially related and may become stressed trying to cope with any negativity. Given all this, UK universities have a key role to play in providing support for students with mental health difficulties. The student demographic is evolving, and staff need be mindful of risk factors that affect student mental health and overall wellbeing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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