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The important of mental health for international students in Australia

OSHCstudent – Mental health is crucial for the overall well-being and academic success of international students in Australia, as it is for individuals anywhere in the world. Here are several reasons why mental health is particularly important for international students in Australia.
1. Cultural Adjustment Challenges
International students often face cultural differences and the challenge of adapting to a new way of life. This adjustment can be both exciting and stressful. Mental health support can help students navigate these changes and build resilience.
2. Academic Pressure
The academic expectations in Australian universities may differ from those in students’ home countries. The pressure to perform well academically, meet deadlines, and excel in a foreign educational system can contribute to stress and anxiety.
3. Isolation and Homesickness
Being far away from home and family can lead to feelings of isolation and homesickness. To cope with isolation and homesickness, you should cultivate a strong support system, access mental health resources, and participate in social activities that can help combat these feelings.
4. Financial Stress
International students often face financial challenges, including tuition fees, living expenses, and currency exchange rates. Financial stress can negatively impact mental health, and seeking guidance from financial advisors or student support services can be beneficial.
5. Language Barriers
Language differences can pose communication challenges for international students, both academically and socially. This may contribute to feelings of frustration or isolation. Mental health support services can assist in navigating these challenges.
6. Access to Mental Health Services
Australia offers various mental health services and resources that international students can access. Universities typically have counseling services, and there are external organizations and hotlines available for additional support.
7. Crisis Response and Well-being
In times of crisis or emergencies, maintaining good mental health is crucial. Knowing how to access emergency mental health services and having a support network can make a significant difference in managing difficult situations.
8. Enhancing Social Integration
Positive mental health contributes to better social integration. Building connections with peers, joining student clubs, and participating in cultural events can help international students feel more connected to their academic community and the broader Australian society.
9. Prevention and Early Intervention
Addressing mental health concerns early can prevent more significant issues from arising. Encouraging a proactive approach to mental health, such as regular check-ins with counselors or participating in wellness programs, can help students maintain their well-being.
10. Global Perspective and Diversity
Australia values diversity, and embracing a global perspective is an integral part of the educational experience. Good mental health supports students in embracing this diversity, fostering cultural exchange, and contributing positively to the multicultural fabric of Australian campuses.
If you are international students, foreigners arriving in Australia, or Australian citizens traveling abroad looking for OSHC, OVHC, travel insurance, please contact Annalink team at email: info@oshcstudents.com and our partners for further information and assistance.
OSHCstudents Team

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I trust Allianz Care since it is one of the largest insurance companies in Australia, with the medical centres where I only have to pay for what is left from insurance support. (no need to claim later). Besides, those centres are located at the centre of the city, close to schools. Very convenient, right? Credits to Allianz Care for providing reliable medical centres for health check and treatments.

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Ariella Pei | University of Canberra

Chatchawat Paton

I realised how important insurance was when I started living in Australia. There I switched to using Allianz Care instead of the previous service. Allianz Care is extraordinarily good in its consulting service and customer care. I’ve learned a lot about Australian health care, also I was consulted with mental issues and how to live a healthy lifestyle. I am very happy now.

Chatchawat Paton | Torrent University

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Having lived in Australia for 2 years, I’ve been reliant on AHM OSHC to pay for my health care, which supports me for other expenses. Last year, I sent my claim requests for several times and always received the claims within two days. Everything is easy, fast and simple.

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Xiaoyu Cheng

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Xiaoyu Cheng | Monash University


My homestay was very comfortable and convenient. My host was really kind. He showed me where to shop, which buses to catch, where the nearest train station is, to get off at which station so that I wouldn’t be taken to another suburb. Travelling was easy since the place was close to public transports. It only took 30 minutes to get to my college, actually I could go anywhere easily!

Emma | Macquarie University

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When told that I was going to live with an Italian family, I was pretty nervous and doubted whether or not they could speak English well as the local people? Yet it was no longer a problem when I saw them. They knew the problems of people who first came to Australia and always tried to help me. I learned so many things about both Australian and Italian culture and enjoyed tasty Italian meals every time. Awesome!

Jing Zhang | Griffith University

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