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Expectations of the university to post-graduation transition of students with mental health conditions

Lucas, R., Cage, E. and James, A. I. (2018) Expectations of the university to post-graduation transition of students with mental health conditions. Psychology Teaching Review, 24 (1). pp. 79-81. ISSN 0965-948X

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Abstract/Summary

The number and percentage of students with mental health conditions (MHC) attending university is increasing. Students with MHC can be well supported during their time at university, but receive less support with the transition from university to post-graduation. This time is characterised by great change and can be accompanied by mixed feelings. This paper presents preliminary data on the transition expectations and perceptions of 35 students with MHC. High levels of fear and low levels of preparedness regarding the transition were reported. Only 55-60% of students had accessed transition-related or careers-related support, but those who had found it productive. Students suggested that more condition-specific support, and support in the form of workshops, lectures and 1:1 meetings would be beneficial. This knowledge can be used to better support students with MHC with the university to post-graduation transition.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
ID Code:77618
Publisher:British Psychological Society

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