The University of Calgary Post-secondary International Students with or without Families: Barriers and Recommendations for an Equitable Access to Mental Health Services On and Off Campus


The study aims to listen to the experiences and expectations of Post-secondary International Students With and Without Family. Your voices will positively inform the University of Calgary Campus Mental Health Strategy and off-campus mental health services. Additionally, this study will also focus on post-secondary international students with family and their access to mental health service on and off campus.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 55

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

• Post-secondary international students with or without families at the University of Calgary living on or off campus.
• International undergrads, graduates, postgraduates, and post-doctorates up to two years after completing their program
• International students with families or single parents at the University of Calgary.
• Post-secondary international students who have lived in Canada for a minimum of three months
• Post-secondary international student visa / Study Permit with or without Work Permit

Exclusion criteria:

• Post-secondary international students who have not completed a minimum of three months in Canada.
• Students who are two years and over after completing their graduation.


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Shamsa Mistry - Research Assistant Faculty of Social Work Monica Sesma Vazquez, Supervisor, Faculty of Social Work

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