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Students seeking more help from counsellors

10 DEC 2013

Demand for psychological support services on campus has risen by 16 per cent over the past three years, according to a poll of the Heads of University Counselling Services, part of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s Universities and Colleges division, of which a third responded, which was published on 6 December.

Students who met with a university counsellor attended an average of 4.5 counselling sessions last year, the survey says.

Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, academic problems and self-identity issues are the most common themes raised by students, the survey says.

Students were increasingly using online counselling to seek help, with an 85 per cent increase in students seeking help in this way, the survey also says.

Read the full article: Times Higher Education