Supporting mental health, wellbeing and study skills in Higher Education: an online intervention system

Alexia Barrable (Lead / Corresponding author), Marietta Papadatou-Pastou, Patapia Tzotzoli

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    Abstract

    Background: Dealing with psychological and study skill difficulties can present a challenge for both Higher Education (HE) students, who suffer from them, but also for HE Institutions and their support services. Alternative means of support, such as online interventions, have been identified as cost-effective and efficient ways to provide inclusive support to HE students, removing many of the barriers to help-seeking as well as promoting mental health and wellbeing. Case presentation: The current case study initially outlines the rigorous approach in the development of one such online intervention system, MePlusMe. It further highlights key features that constitute innovative delivery of evidence-based psychological and educational practice in the areas of mental health, promotion of wellbeing, support of mood and everyday functioning, and study-skills enhancement. Conclusions: This case study aims to present the innovative features of MePlusMe in relation to current needs and evidence-basis. Finally, it presents future directions in the evaluation, assessment, and evidence of the fitness-for-purpose process.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number54
    Number of pages9
    JournalInternational Journal of Mental Health Systems
    Volume12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2018

    Keywords

    • Higher education
    • Mental health
    • Online intervention
    • Self-help
    • Students

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Phychiatric Mental Health
    • Health Policy
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Psychiatry and Mental health

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