Support for moving to University

Transitioning to University brings significant changes, filled with new friends, and new experiences but also new challenges and responsibilities. For our young adults, it’s a time of discovery and stimulation as well as of grief and loss, with the passing from the familiar and protected to the unknown and life on their own. Independence, freedom, and novelty can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. Students may need help finding their feet to make the most of their uni years. 

Uni students may need support with:

  • Adjusting to a new environment, country, culture, routine, pace, and all of the “firsts”
  • Coping with daily stressors, academic demands, and independent learning.
  • Coping with living away from home.
  • Making new friendships and navigating their social life.
  • Grieving their childhood life and managing new responsibilities and long-term life choices.
  • Self-definition and existential questioning.
  • Developing a healthy routine and life hygiene (sleep, diet, studies, hobbies, managing their finances…)
  • Common mental health issues (depression, anxiety, sleep problem, academic stress, time management, relationship issues, substance experimentation…)

We can offer

  • Practical interventions, using CBT, ACT, and DBT tools
  • Focus on identifying, preventing, and treating mental health problems
  • Monitoring risk behaviors and developing safety and protective measures
  • When necessary, recommendations and referrals will be made to an on-site health professional

Advantages of using TOC’s telehealth services:

  • For students located in Europe, we have a psychologist, Lucie Ramet, based in the UK, that can offer flexible same-time zone appointments
  • Lucie has only just moved, after working in Singapore and understands young peoples’ contexts and the international / local school system they are transitioning from.
  • Access to therapy is private and confidential
  • Connection upon handover with the historical support system to facilitate continuity of care (supervision by Dr. Ronina Stevens)
  • Can easily develop a network of health support in the interested location to address student’s physical, psychological, emotional, and social needs (GP, psychiatrist, dietician…)

Please contact us if you would like some support with the above.