More students are suffering from mental health difficulties.
And a third-level college student affairs in the north west says the global trend of increasing anxiety, depression and stress among students can be seen locally.
Four in 10 college students are suffering from extreme anxiety, with those dependent on loans and grants having the highest levels of difficulties.
That’s the conclusion of the Union of Student’s in Ireland – which carried out a survey on over 3000 students — and which insists that students need better access to mental health services on campuses.
Gerry Hegarty is student affairs manager with IT Sligo – he says this latest report provides further evidence that more and more students are availing of mental health services.