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BAISIS - Supporting international pupils with mental health issues

  • Date: September 25, 2024
  • Time: 12:30 – 13:30
  • Cost: BAISIS member – £55, BSA member – £75, Member additional attendee – £25, Non-member – £110
  • Audience: Boarding staff, pastoral staff, academic staff, wellbeing leads, anyone involved in supporting the wellbeing of international students
  • Platform: Zoom (online)

Course Outline:

We understand the unique challenges faced by practitioners when it comes to supporting the mental health of all young people, but particularly the mental health of international students. This webinar will delve into the crucial topic of mental health support for international students, addressing the additional stressors often faced by our international students: cultural adjustment, language barriers, being away from home. This webinar will equip you with practical strategies and insights to better understanding and address their mental health needs.

Training topics will include:

  • Cultural awareness: exploring strategies to navigate cultural differences and promote a culturally sensitive environment
  • Identification and assessment: learn how to identify signs of mental health issues among international students
  • Homesickness and transition support: understanding the emotional challenges faced by international students related to homesickness and transitioning to a new culture
  • Communication and language barriers: learn techniques for fostering trust, active listening and creating a safe space for open dialogue, especially with those who may face language barriers.

Learning outcomes:

  • Enhanced understanding of the unique mental health challenges faced by international pupils
  • Practical strategies to identify and support the emotional wellbeing of international students
  • Develop culturally sensitive communication techniques.

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