Student mental health. It’s now more important than ever that we re-assess the effectiveness of broad-brush advice and re-think and re-focus on how we cultivate, develop and maintain resilience in our communities.
There is mounting evidence that the growing cost to society of mental illness is not sustainable. The sad reality is that poor mental health is often a ‘silent killer,’ only really raising its ugly head with sporadic and shocking media interest into celebrity suicides or accounts of extreme suffering through adversity. It naturally reinforces a Government funding focus on tackling the ‘end result’ as opposed to taking serious preventative action in the first place.
Living in today’s world isn’t easy, let alone adding the fears and uncertainties around COVID-19. Whether it’s as a parent, partner or professional, we are now living in extraordinary times.