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Title: An innovative multidisciplinary healthcare model in student mental health : experience in Hong Kong
Authors: Lo, SM 
Wong, HC 
Lam, CY 
Shek, DTL 
Keywords: Chinese
Hong Kong
Student mental health
University students
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Springer
Source: Applied research in quality of life, 2019 How to cite?
Journal: Wireless communications and mobile computing 
Abstract: Although studies showed that common mental disorders are prevalent amongst in the university students, non-stigmatizing mental health service tailor-made to university students is not often available within the health service setting in different parts of the world. In this paper, we review the current barriers for college students seeking help from student mental health service and discuss the pros and cons of different service models. It is argued that the traditional mode of addressing student mental health issues is grossly inadequate. Based on the review, the paper also shares the pilot experiences of the Mental Wellness Clinic operated under the University Health Service of one university in Hong Kong. We also explored the strengths and challenges of this multidisciplinary coordinated healthcare model in the promotion of well-being of university students.
ISSN: 1871-2584
EISSN: 1871-2576
DOI: 10.1007/s11482-019-09770-9
Rights: © The Author(s) 2019. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
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