Victorian Primary Care Partnership

International students living and studying in the inner east region of Melbourne face a number of stressors that can put them at risk of higher levels of psychological distress and social isolation than domestic students. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 exacerbated the existing challenges. IEPCP brought together tertiary education institutions, public health services, community service organisations, and Victorian Government representatives in the East to collaborate and establish health and wellbeing service referral pathways for international students as a preventative measure following analysis of data about poor health outcomes and a series of suicides amongst this cohort.

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