Expatriate health - mental health tips

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Moving abroad comes with a lot of adjustment on your part. A whole new world with different culture, aspirations and people is what you are bound to encounter in your new country. Your mental health is as important as your physical health. Find out more about expatriate health in this episode.

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Expatriate Health : Mental Health Tips : 

Expatriate Health : Mental Health Tips

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Moving abroad comes with a lot of adjustment on your part. A whole new world with different culture, aspirations and people is what you are bound to encounter in your new country. Your mental health is as important as your physical health. Find out more about expatriate health in this episode. 2

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A Close Knit Circle of family and Friends No matter how independent we think we are, we all need people to support us from time to time.  If your family moves with you, then your support system is right there in your home.  If not then a calling card to speak with your family and friends is a small investment that you will have to make. 3

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Join an Expat Group One of the first few things you should do once you move abroad is to check which expat groups are in existence in your city. Not only will you find such groups helpful for social networking, but they will also be your knowledge bank for tips on traveling, hospitals, shopping and so on.  Membership of such groups comes with perks like meet ups, travel and sharing pot luck; just what you need to feel like you belong in a foreign land. 4

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Be Prepared For a Change in Mindset Perhaps the best way to adapt to your new country is to be prepared for a change in mindset.  Read up on books, articles or simply look up information on the internet ahead of your move.  This will help you to understand what you will be dealing with and devise strategies to accept so many changes. 5

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Use Technology to Keep In Touch While most of us complain that it has taken the human touch out of communication, the fact remains that technology is an intrinsic part of our lives.  An internet connection and a mobile phone aid some interaction with the people who matter irrespective of where they are. 6

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Some Form of Relaxation Some form of relaxation like yoga, breathing exercises or meditation for a few minutes everyday will help you stay calm and balanced.  Any form of sport, art or music can assuage any feelings of anger, anxiety or depression that you may be experiencing.  It will also help you direct your energy towards some creative pursuit. 7

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If you have trouble coping with life abroad, don’t be afraid to seek professional help.  Sometimes depression can be serious and you will need clinical treatment which your friends and family cannot provide.  A counselor or a psychologist has the training and experience to help you so go ahead and ask for it. If you are still feeling overwhelmed or depressed seek medical advice. You might even be able to find a counselor from your own country. 8

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Start now! Compare the major providers Bupa International, Integra Global, Clements International and more or request a free quote from an independent broker to help you compare the market and find the most cost effective solution. Visit www.expatfinder.com now! 9

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