Days after the Federal Government announced a uni student fee hike, a national report has found students have higher rates of mental health problems than non-students, and being loaded with debt doesn’t help.
The report by the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Orygen, lists some key reasons why uni students struggle with mental health. They include, lack of sleep, poor diet, being away from family, feelings of isolation among international students, academic pressure, uncertain graduate employment, and financial stress.
Because there’s no solid baseline data, the report stops short of concluding uni students have become more stressed, but it points out that students counsellors have been warning for years of increas…
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