Coronavirus and international student mental wellbeing webinar
10 March 2020

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Coronavirus and international student mental wellbeing webinar

The Covid-19 outbreak is placing the international students in our care under increased stress. This webinar will help you look after students in your care.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve our understanding of how mental health issues can be triggered or exacerbated by the coronavirus situation
  • Scan for and acknowledge other triggers such as homesickness, culture shock, examination pressure, existing underlying mental health issues and exposure to a perceived hostile environment
  • Look at how to recognise and signpost potential mental health issues and triggers in students and staff
  • Examine common thinking errors which can exacerbate distress, and tips for reframing them
  • Develop an understanding of positive psychology as an evidence-based framework for promoting wellbeing
  • Look at examples of positive psychology interventions, how they can boost wellbeing and how they promote mental health and resilience
  • Create tailored action plans, using the PERMAH framework

Register your place

Thursday 12 March | 16:00 - 17:00

Ruth Hughes will share her expertise on international student welfare from 16:00 for approximately 45 minutes. Following this, the English UK team will be available to answer more general questions.

If you cannot join live, we will record this session and share details on our Covid-19 page, our regularly updated web page with links and advice for UK ELT centres.

About the speaker: Ruth Hughes

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Ruth Hughes is a coach, educator, consultant, and professional speaker in the fields of coaching psychology, positive psychology, positive education, culture shock and international student wellbeing.

After 30years as a teacher and senior leader, Ruth completed an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology at UEL, founding her company, Curious Human in 2018.

She combines lecturing/tutoring at UEL and ICE, University of Cambridge, with speaking at venues like ICEF Berlin; the English UK Academic Conference, London; the LLE Conference, Bristol; The Positive Psychology Symposium at New Bucks University; and the British Psychological Society SFCG International Conference.

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