AWARE – Increasing Anxiety awareness in higher education during (post) Covid-19 pandemic
This project aims to increase anxiety/mental health awareness among HE Institutions staff and students.
Proposal number: 2022-1-PL01-KA220-HED-000087038
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 01/12/2022-30/11/2024
Anxiety and depression are the two most common reasons that students seek mental health services, underscoring the significance of addressing students’ mental well-being within higher education institutions (HEIs). Consequently, HEI staff should anticipate heightened levels of distress and behavioral difficulties, highlighting the need for proactive readiness from both HEIs and mental health services.
The AWARE project aims to equip staff with the needed tools, resources and knowledge to recognise, manage, and support students with anxiety. In addition, to develop and improve anxiety management skills among students, while expanding emotional competence and positive attitudes, as well as, accommodate the anxious students in HE Institutions by increasing knowledge and skills among the rest of their surroundings.