Cultural Partnership Practice and Mental Health in Higher Education

Gopalkrishnan, Narayan, and Babacan, Hurriyet (2022) Cultural Partnership Practice and Mental Health in Higher Education. In: Francis, Abraham P., and Carter, Margaret Anne, (eds.) Mental Health and Higher Education in Australia. Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 51-66.

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We live in a world that is increasingly interconnected through the processes of globalization and where diverse cultures interact with each other in complex ways. The higher education sector is particularly impacted on by the opportunities and issues of cultural diversity, with international as well as domestic students and staff of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In many High-Income Countries, the higher education sector has also to consider the ways in which the needs of First Nations students and staff can be met in contexts where histories of colonization and oppression have left their scars. Further, with the internationalization of the workplace, higher education providers have to prepare students who are capable of working in international spaces. This chapter explores some of the critical elements of mental health and cultural diversity within higher education and excavates the protective and risk factors that exist in the present context. It goes on to highlight the positive ways in which higher education institutions have responded to the challenges and opportunities of mental health and cultural diversity and posits some strategies for the future.

Item ID: 69810
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-981-16-8040-3
Keywords: Cultural Diversity, Mental Health, Higher Education, Inclusion
Copyright Information: © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2022 02:47
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440999 Social work not elsewhere classified @ 60%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441013 Sociology of migration, ethnicity and multiculturalism @ 40%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2005 Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) > 200599 Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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