Seminar: "University students’ mental health help-seeking: Intention and service use"

Wenjing Li

Dr. Wenjing Li is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Mental Health. She has a PhD and a Bachelor of Psychology (1st Class Honours) from the University of Adelaide. Her research focuses on young adults’ mental health help-seeking and public mental health literacy. She is currently working on the project of developing a culturally appropriate Mental Health First Aid training program for China and Sri Lanka.

University students are reluctant to use professional mental health services such as student counselling. There is evidence to suggest that delayed treatment can not only impact academic performance but also students’ social and cognitive outcomes later in life. This seminar presents findings from reviews and empirical studies that sought to understand the factors influencing university students’ help-seeking intentions and utilisation of mental health services.

Thursday 9th May 12.30pm-1.30pm Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street