The Development of Student Mental Health Support System, Udonthani Rajabhat University, Thailand (81294)

Session Information: Mental Health and Psychology in Education
Session Chair: Alberto De Melo Albuquerque

Sunday, 26 May 2024 12:55
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 605
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The mental health problem is one of the most important health problems in adolescence in Thailand. The number of mental health patients has doubled in 6 years, rising from 1.3 millions in 2015 to 2.3 millions in 2021. Data from mental health assessment of first-year students at Udonthani Rajabhat University, utilizing the MENTAL HEALTH CHECK IN questionnaire developed by the Department of Mental Health MOPH, indicated that 42.2% were in moderate to high-stress levels, 37.4% were at risk of depression, 4.8% displayed moderate depressive symptoms, and 1.3% had severe depression, 6.4% were at low risk, 2.5% at moderate risk, and 1.6% at high risk of suicidal. UDRU has established a student mental health support system. This initiative involves 1)screening and surveillance of mental health status among students 2) stakeholders and network analysis within and outside the university 3) collecting on data analysis, then used these data for planning operations. 4)Set up the mental health care center named “UDRU Care Plus” as a Consultation Center to coordinate cooperation among all faculties. 5)developed healthy public policies to address on mental health issues within the university. Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) have been signed with Mental Health Center 8 for academic collaboration and with Udon Thani Hospital to link referral systems for severe cases. The outcomes include implementing a monitoring system for the mental health of students, screening and monitoring 2,231 students, providing counseling to at-risk individuals, developing the capabilities of 30 advising professors, establishing a youth counseling network with 70 members, and a collaboration project.

Matthaneeya Kaykeaw, Udon Thani Rajabhat University, Thailand
Achara Jinvong, Udon Thani Rajabhat University, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Assistant Professor Matthaneeya Kaykeaw lecturer in psychology in UdonThani Rajabhat University. I am interested in psychological research, sexual health and LGBT

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