Although studies showed that common mental disorders are prevalent amongst in the university students, non-stigmatizing mental health service tailor-made to university students is not often available within the health service setting in different parts of the world. In this paper, we review the current barriers for college students seeking help from student mental health service and discuss the pros and cons of different service models. It is argued that the traditional mode of addressing student mental health issues is grossly inadequate. Based on the review, the paper also shares the pilot experiences of the Mental Wellness Clinic operated under the University Health Service of one university in Hong Kong. We also explored the strengths and challenges of this multidisciplinary coordinated healthcare model in the promotion of well-being of university students.
- Hong Kong
- Student mental health
- University students
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Life-span and Life-course Studies