ESN Country: 
Netherlands
City: 
Enschede
ESN Section: 
ESN Twente
Date of the event: 
Tuesday, 30 April, 2019 - 16:00 to 18:00
What is the main cause of the activity?: 
Subject of the Activity: 
Description of the event: 
On 30 April 2019, ESN Twente hosted its first Mental Health Conference at the University of Twente. The audience of 60 people, consisting of students, university staff and policy makers enjoyed six interesting presentations by professionals and (international) students about the symptoms of mental illnesses, mental health risks of international students, personal stories and experiences with the topic, the romanticisation of mental illnesses and more. The event was concluded with an extensive brainstorming session about possible activities and necessary changes that are desired at the University of Twente. The outcomes were well-received by representatives of the university and will be helpful for the implementation of new mental health policies, a process that will continue to involve the valuable input by ESN Twente. Mental health is one of most crucial topic of our time and we are proud to fight the stigma together!
Type of participants: 
ESNers
International Students
Local Community
Total Number of ESNers participating in the activity: 
30
Total Number of International Students participating in the activity: 
20
Total Number of local participants participating in the activity: 
10
Have people with disabilities attended the event?: 
No
Did you cooperate with other organisations for this event?: 
No
Additional Comments / Outcome of the activity: 

ESN Twente has been approached by more representatives of the University of Twente, the Student Union (umbrella of all student associations at the UT), faculty representatives and organizations for collaboration during the implementation of new mental health policies and for future events.

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