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ThirdYearAbroad.com ThirdYearAbroad.com, Jan 20th 2015, 15:46 Verified Guru

Hi there,

Firstly, have a look at Nicola from Student Minds' excellent advice on practical and emotional techniques to deal with a mental illness abroad, including talking to your home university, building strong social networks, engaging in activities that are good for your wellbeing and developing your psychological coping skills.

I would also recommend going to see the doctor in Spain (you may even be able to track down an English-speaking/expat GP) - even if it sounds scary, they will be able to direct you towards a specialist, if you need it. 

Thirdly, there are some great resources below 

Student Minds 

Students Against Depression 

- Papyrus Helpline, HOPELine UK: 0800 068 41 41/ pat@papyrus-uk.org

Erasmus+ Additional Support

Befrienders - you can select a helpline by country; simply enter your country in the box at the top.

I hope this helps and remember you can always come back and ask for more advice :)

The TYA Team x

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