Chapter title: A Review of Mental Health in Healthcare Students: Strategies and Suggestions

Author: Yasuhiro Kotera, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Derby, U.K.

Author: Christopher E. M. Lloyd, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Derby, U.K.

Author: Greta Kaluzeviciute, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Derby, U.K.

Author: Charlotte-Fern Foster Phillips

Affiliation: University of Derby, U.K.

Author: Laura Bennett-Viliardos, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Derby, U.K.

Author Biographies:

Dr. Yasuhiro Kotera is Academic Lead in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychology at the University of Derby, Online Learning. He is currently working on intervention studies and cross-cultural studies to see the effects of those variables on mental health (e.g., self-compassion intervention for bereaved family members of cancer patients). His cross-cultural interests are aided by his language ability as he speaks Japanese (native), English, Dutch, and Mandarin. As a father of triplets, he is also exploring the cross-cultural experiences of parents of triplets.


Dr. Christopher E. M. Lloyd (DProf, CPsychol) is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, who conducts research and clinical practice in the United Kingdom. His research sits at the interface between mental health, religion, and culture, and draws on both qualitative and quantitative methods. As an academic and applied psychologist, he has a growing interest in student mental health.


Dr. Greta Kaluzeviciute is a qualitative psychotherapy researcher, currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge. She is also an Associate Academic in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. Greta’s work focuses on clinical and systematic case study narratives, the role and function of empathy in psychotherapy, mental wellbeing, self-compassion and psychological interventions, and determinants of poor/impaired mental health experiences. Greta is particularly passionate about drawing in findings from both research and practice in the clinical fields.



Charlotte-Fern Foster Phillips currently works in Professional Services at the University of Derby, creating environments where transformational education can flourish. Alongside her career in education, Charlotte runs her own business, using holistic practices, bodywork and coaching to enhance the health and overall performance of her clients.


Laura Bennett-Viliardos is a counsellor and lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy. Alongside teaching, Laura is an individual and group supervisor for counselling and psychotherapy students who are completing their clinical placements. In her therapeutic practice, Laura predominantly supports individuals who have experienced sexual abuse and is currently conducting Ph.D. research in this area.