25 May 2022 at 2:00 pm
Workshops on supporting international students’ mental health
These workshops are offered by SIEBA, in partnership with Asian Family Services, to staff of schools and international education providers from all sub-sectors.
Monday 30 May 2022 at Helen Kitson Centre, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, Christchurch
Register here by 26 May.
Monday 20 June 2022 at Lower Hutt Events Centre, Wellington
Register here by 13 June.
About the workshop:
Culture shock, language barriers, isolation, loneliness, homesickness, separation from support groups, the loss of confidence — these are just a few of the challenges faced by many international students in New Zealand. Add to these differences in how different societies view, talk about and seek solutions for challenges relating to mental health, and we can see why it is difficult for schools to support their students effectively when they are struggling.
This workshop will be jointly facilitated by Ivan Yeo, Deputy Director of Asian Family Services and Jennifer Kirkham, PLD Operations Manager of SIEBA. The goal is to explore what might be going on for students struggling with their mental health, and how providers might best support them. The workshop will be highly interactive with a focus on sharing and discussion of the topics provided, guided by the facilitators.