Psychotherapist @NoelMcDermott Advises on COVID-19 & Higher Education: Supporting Students Mental Health & Wellbeing on #SuicidePrevention Day
Thousands of students will be heading off to university this month, but with the threat of COVID-19 still amongst us, the student experience will be very different. University life for first years is synonymous with a hectic Freshers’ week and packed lecture theatres, but for the students of 2020, this will sadly not be the case with online lectures and virtual Freshers’ week the way forward. For many students leaving home and starting this next phase can be challenging in itself, add to this a global pandemic and It is quite understandable that many will struggle with feelings of anxiety, stress and worry.
How to support students in #FE and #HE
The transition from living at home to living at university can be a testing time for many young people. For education professionals it is vital they help students to feel safe in their environment and provide information on how to find help should they need it. Safeguarding students is aimed at preventing harm, not waiting until there is a problem, but creating systems that support safe mental health in the same way we create safety for children to protect them from harm happening in the first place. So, how can education professionals safeguard the mental health of their students?
The Cabin Group's #DigitalAddiction Roadshow in Singapore
On June 18, 2018, gaming disorder was included in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) by the World Health Organisation. Hours spent gaming can adversely affect a young person's education, social development and career prospects.