Exploring Difference: Fostering (Mental) Health and Wellbeing in Students

Wednesday 16th November 2022, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Embassy of Canada, Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin

Evidence tells us that university students are under extreme stress: not only do they feel pressure from peers, parents, and the looming job market. But information overdose, increased screentime and – not to a small extent – the pandemic also takes their toll.

Student services and support for student success at institutions of higher education are offered to enhance student growth and development. How can and should universities implement measures to foster the health and wellbeing of their students? Is it their task to increase counselling and mentoring facilities? What facilities are there already, how do they work, and how and by whom are they organized? What can we learn from positive examples in other countries?