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ADCET Webinar: Juggling feeling capable and different: A grounded theory of studying at university while living with mental ill-health

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This webinar was hosted by ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) in October, 2017. Presented by Dr Priscilla Ennals.

This presentation reports on a grounded theory study that used a participatory framework to explore the experiences of university students experiencing mental ill-health. While between 20 and 25% of university students are estimated to experience mental ill-health, little has been understood from the perspectives of students themselves about their experiences and the impacts of their ill-health on their studies.

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Dr Priscilla Ennals is the Senior Manager of Research and Evaluation at Neami National a large Australian community mental health provider. She is an occupational therapist who has worked in clinical practice and academia, supporting people with mental ill-health and teaching occupational therapy students about mental health practice. She has a strong interest in participatory qualitative research approaches and working in research partnerships with people who live with mental ill-health. Her PhD research was done at La Trobe University, with supervision by Professor Ellie Fossey and Ass Professor Linsey Howie.