Promoting mental wellbeing in law students: breaking-down stigma and building bridges with peers and support services

Crowley-Cyr, Lynda (2014) Promoting mental wellbeing in law students: breaking-down stigma and building bridges with peers and support services. QUT Law Review, 14 (1). pp. 129-152. ISSN 2201-7275

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Abstract

This article discusses a pilot project as part of a regional law school's initiative to respond to findings of high levels of distress experienced by law students during their tertiary studies. The project involved an inter-disciplinary collaborative approach to developing and implementing modifications to the content and assessment of an existing third year law course offered both on campus and online. The main foci were raising awareness about mental health and barriers to wellbeing, and improving student connections with their peers and with psychological support, especially for those studying by distance. Predictably, the preliminary results show both positive outcomes and unanticipated lessons.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2014 07:41
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 05:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: wellness; wellbeing, mental health; law students
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180199 Law not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.5204/qutlr.v14i1.529
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26073

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