Providing effective responses to mental health challenges faced by international students

Registration for the latest EAIE Online Academy course is now open! Join expert trainers and your international education community on 28 and 30 April for a hands-on course that will explore how to provide effective support for international students who are facing mental health challenges. Scroll down for the full course outline. 

Trainers Jessica Price and Stephanie Griffiths will guide you through case studies and practical exercises to help you develop the necessary skills to recognise mental health distress and promote well-being among students. This course comprises six hours of face-to-face online learning and around two hours of self-guided study to be completed before the final session.

Places are limited, secure your seat today.

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Programme

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic over the last year sent ripples across the world of higher education, highlighting the unique vulnerability of international students. A study that looked at more than 150+ universities around the world uncovered that when the pandemic hit, students not only turned to their counsellors but also faculty and support staff for answers and help. This shows that supporting the mental health of students takes a whole university approach and requires collaboration between several different professions.    

What you'll learn

Through case studies, group discussions and practical exercises, this course helps student support staff develop the necessary skills to recognise mental health distress among students. It will also help you understand and define possible courses of action to promote student well-being.  

This online course will help you: 

  • Become aware of the pandemic’s negative psychological impact on the international student population 
  • Learn how to recognise signs of psychological distress and warning signs among students that require immediate intervention 
  • Understand the dynamics of psychological referrals and confidentiality 
  • Understand how students cope with psychological distress and how to distinguish between positive and negative coping 
  • Recognise the connection between psychological assets, positive coping and resilience; and how to draw from these constructs to build student well-being and awareness campaigns 
  • Identify signs of burnout among student support staff and what to do about it 

How to get the most out of this course

This course provides excellent training for support staff, team leaders and academic staff who have regular contact with international students, or work within student service departments.

Important dates

  • 14
    Apr
    VIRTUAL EXCHANGE: DAY 1

    Training, 14:00–18:00 CEST

  • 15
    Apr
    VIRTUAL EXCHANGE

    Self-guided study

  • 16
    Apr
    VIRTUAL EXCHANGE: DAY 2

    Training, 14:00–17:00 CEST

  • 28
    Apr
    MENTAL HEALTH - Day 1

    Training, 14:00–17:30 CEST

  • 29
    Apr
    MENTAL HEALTH

    Self-guided study

  • 28
    Apr
    MENTAL HEALTH - Day 2

    Training, 14:00–17:00 CEST

If you have any questions, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.