What do I need to know?
Students have a whole host of stresses to deal with, including moving away from important support systems, like family and school friends, academic pressure, and financial stress, as well as lack of sleep, exposure to drugs and alcohol, and trying to get by on a poor diet. Students from an ATSI, low socio-economic, rural or international backgrounds are also at greater risk of mental illness or distress than their peers.
How can a professional help me?
How does therapy work?
We have put together a selection of mental health professionals below, who specialise in working with students. You can also use Radiant’s search tool to explore professionals working close to your home or university, and within your budget.
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