Discover and discuss: Supporting teachers to address diversity in the classroom

Growing numbers of young people are living with mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, international students are particularly at-risk as a group, often facing additional challenges that might be cultural, academic, linguistic, social and/or adjustment-related. In this context, a great demand is being placed on teachers to consider the mental health of their students and create a supportive classroom environment.

In this recording, Nadina Dodd and Sharla Reid discuss:

  • Issues teachers are facing amidst emerging mental health concerns
  • The ‘Discover & Discuss’ Teacher Support Group
  • Nadina’s Art Therapy collaboration in the partner university’s dormitories
  • How these initiatives fit with other mental health strategies at Fraser International College

For more information, contact Nadina at or Sharla at