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The session will commence with an overview of the most common mental health challenges/issues encountered by university students. This overview will include developmental stage issues of early adulthood and/or the adjustment to university life, and/or life in Cyprus, and their potential impact on students’ academic performance and beyond. The second part of the session will include audience questions and case presentations and will conclude with discussion on ways of addressing such incidents within the University of Nicosia context. It will also provide a presentation detailing the various mental health support services provided by the University of Nicosia Counselling Services (KESY), along with guidance on accessing these resources.


Dr Panayiota Shoshilou

Counselling Services Coordinator, Centre for Therapy, Training and Research (KESY), UNIC

Dr Panayiota Shoshilou is a Clinical Psychologist with ten years of experience in the field. She has worked across various settings and with diverse populations on matters of race, culture, gender or sexuality, as well as with individuals with experiences in psychiatric settings.

Dr Shoshilou has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents, and some experience in individual and family therapy with children. Her clinical interests involve psychopathology , trauma therapy and relational psychoanalysis.

Since December 2022, Dr Shoshilou has served as the Coordinator of UNIC Student Counselling Services (KESY) and as part-time teaching faculty member. Through her role as Coordinator, she supervises and coordinates all short-term therapy offered to UNIC and Intercollege students through the counselling services structure, while also offering long term clinical supervision to student cases at KESY. Her responsibilities also include providing faculty and staff members at UNIC consultation regarding mental health incidents involving UNIC and Intercollege students.

The webinar is for faculty and staff members of the University of Nicosia and affiliated institutions.

How to Register: Check your inbox for an email from [email protected] containing the registration link to the session.

For more information and technical support please contact the Faculty Training and Development Unit (FTDU) at [email protected]. The webinar will be recorded and the recording link will be shared with those who will register or upon request.

The Series is offered in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Rector for Faculty and Research.

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