More support in ‘mental health’ for students abroad

Minister of Research and Higher Education Iselin Nybø (Liberal Party)Minister of Research and Higher Education Iselin Nybø (Liberal Party).Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix

The student organization ANSA is to get extra money to expand the offer within mental health systems for Norwegian students studying abroad.

‘’The students’ health and well-being survey showed that some Norwegian students abroad have psychological difficulties. Now we’ll give ANSA the opportunity to help more students’’ said Minister of Research and Higher Education, Iselin Nybø of Venstre(V).

More and more students report that they are struggling mentally.According to the Norwegian Student Organization,students’ mental health has deteriorated drastically from 2014 to 2018.In Norway, the student organizations assist the students in gaining access to health care for
psychological problems.

‘’Norwegian students abroad have fallen outside this apparatus.Some report that they have little or no help around them.ANSA have done important work, especially to convey online-based help, but want to expand the offering.They now have the opportunity’’ said Nybø.

ANSA offers, among other things, an online psychologist offer so that students have access to a Norwegian psychologist,no matter where in the world they are.

The foreign students’ interest organization now receive NOK 760,000 in support of the work.

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