Session 02C

Is it just stigma? Why students do not seek mental health support – and what to do about it

Studies have shown that the prevalence of mental disorders is greatest among people aged 16 to 24 years. But in spite of this, young adults show a strong reluctance to seek help, partly because of certain cultural beliefs that prevent them from reaching out to mental health practitioners. This session will explore the reasons for this and provide toolkit strategies that student support teams should consider when engaging in prevention or early interventions.

Topics

  • Student experience
  • Learning, teaching & curriculum

Chair

  • Jessica Price, 
    Culturally Sensitive Trainings & Psychotherapy, Luxembourg

Speaker

  • Geraldine Dufour, 
    Geraldine Dufour Therapeutic Consulations, United Kingdom