As part of our ‘know before you go’ series we take a closer look at how expats can be prepared for mental health issues.
Studies have shown expatriates may be at greater risk of mental health problems, often manifesting in the form of expat depression.
This can be the result of the significant amount of stress and high demands placed on people who move abroad to live and work. If you are moving abroad as an expatriate there are things you can do to look after your mental health, before you leave and when you first get to your new location. They may help prevent or manage depressive feelings while you are away: