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

Wednesday 16th November 2022, 4:00-6:00 p.m. followed by a networking reception until 8 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 they are also stressed from information overdose and increased screentime, let alone the fact that the pandemic also takes their toll.

Accordingly, various student services and support programs are offered to guarantee students’ success at institutions of higher education with the purpose of enhancing the development of students. How can and how should universities implement measures to foster health and wellbeing of their students? Is it their task to increase counselling and mentoring facilities? What facilities already exist? How do they work? And how and by whom are they organized? What can we learn from positive examples in other countries?