Providing access to culturally diverse service providers.
Sign on with a service such as KeepMe.Safe, which connects students with mental health professionals from cultures around the world and promote this service as part of university SV/SA service provision.
A service such as KeepMe.Safe has the advantage of allowing students to connect with service providers who understand their cultural contexts, including the legal systems in their home countries. At the same time, these service providers would not have to be located in Nova Scotia. This is important because many students felt that, although they would prefer to disclose to someone who shares their culture, the small cultural communities that exist in our region are a threat to confidentiality.
Keep.meSAFEKeep.meSAFe is a Mental Wellness Student Support Program offered by the insurance company guard.me. Students can only access this service if their university pays for access to it. According to the Keep.meSAFE website, "keep.meSAFE’s innovative Student Support Program (SSP) helps students by promoting early intervention and 24/7 access to mental health support. We help students manage their mental health so they can fully participate in academic life and complete their studies. keep.meSAFE is the first support program to use linguistically and culturally matched licensed clinicians, providing your students a welcoming place where they are comfortable to seek help."