16 Jul 2024
General Counselling
Community Expat Support General Counselling

Expats and Mental Health: Why Identities Change Abroad

This week YLC’s mental health expert Lysanne Sizoo discusses how our sense of identity is challenged when we move to another country… and how we can use it to our advantage. Photo: Marko Kudjerski/Flickr (file) Have you noticed that the way in which you introduce yourself to others has changed since you moved abroad? Where before […]

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Expats and mental health: YOUR questions answered

A dilemma all expats have to face at some time: saying goodbye

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Expats and mental health: Stuck in Sweden?

Lysanne Sizoo on the pain of international partners torn between love for their children and troubles in their relationship.

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Expats and mental health: Finding the fun in failure

YLC mental health expert Lysanne Sizoo looks at the topic of failure; the fear of which looms large in every expat’s life.

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Expats and mental health: YOUR questions answered

Read the articles and find you have questions of your own? Why not drop us a line?

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Old age and Abroad: Dealing with parents ‘back home’

Lysanne Sizoo looks at the feelings of guilt that follow from parental expectations and our own life choices.

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And then it’s time to move on again: the expat cycle

Few expats know in advance how long they will stay, as extensions are not unusual, nor are sudden changes of plan.

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Alone, Abroad: Dealing with Loneliness

Many expats experience a period of loneliness and isolation when they settle in a new country. In this article, Lysanne Sizoo, our mental health expert, looks at three underlying reasons for loneliness and the ways in which we can break out of the isolation. In this article, I will be describing three kinds of loneliness […]

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Transition as opportunity: your dream job abroad

Job searching is hard and can be demoralising. The longer people search, the more their self-confidence is dented. Add to that a foreign language and a foreign culture and the challenge is complete. YLC’s mental health expert Lysanne Sizoo suggests that you can use this time of transition wisely and meet the challenge creatively by […]

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Community Expat Support General Counselling

Homesick or Heresick: Dealing with being away

In this article, Lysanne looks at the issue of homesickness and the fact that it may be a sign that your internal adjustment mechanism is suffering from overload. It is not so much about missing the home we chose to leave, but about feeling temporarily exhausted by being an incomer in a new home that […]

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