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dc.contributor.authorLaidlaw, Anita Helen
dc.contributor.authorMcLellan, Julie
dc.contributor.authorOzakinci, Gozde
dc.identifier.citationLaidlaw , A H , McLellan , J & Ozakinci , G 2016 , ' Understanding undergraduate student perceptions of mental health, mental well-being and help-seeking behaviour ' , Studies in Higher Education , vol. 41 , no. 12 , pp. 2156-2168 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 175309242
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dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000386790300004
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84925431265
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000386790300004
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-5869-3274/work/27163472
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-1214-4100/work/59698701
dc.descriptionFunding: Medical School, University of St Andrewsen
dc.description.abstractDespite relatively high levels of psychological distress, many students in higher education do not seek help for difficulties. This study explored undergraduate student understanding of the concepts of mental health and mental well-being and where undergraduate students would seek help for mental well-being difficulties. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 20 undergraduate students from 5 different subject areas. Interviews were transcribed and thematically analysed. Results highlighted that the majority of participants viewed mental health and mental well-being as two distinct concepts but their views did not affect where they would seek help for mental well-being difficulties. Medical students reported public stigma relating to help seeking for mental well-being difficulties. Undergraduate students are most likely to seek help for mental well-being difficulties from peers, but whether this experience is useful is less clear. How such an approach impacts upon the individual from whom assistance is sought is also not well understood.
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dc.rightsCopyright 2015 The Society for Research into Higher Education. The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Studies in Higher Education 25/03/2015 10.1080/03075079.2015.1026890en
dc.subjectMental healthen
dc.subjectMental well-beingen
dc.subjectHelp seekingen
dc.subjectLB2300 Higher Educationen
dc.subjectRC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatryen
dc.titleUnderstanding undergraduate student perceptions of mental health, mental well-being and help-seeking behaviouren
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Medicineen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Higher Education Researchen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.St Andrews Sustainability Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Health Psychologyen
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