Providing Learning Support for Students with Mental Health Difficulties Undertaking Fieldwork and Related Activities

Preparation and Communication

Categories of logistic anxieties

Transport and travel
Weather
Include information on day and night temperatures, and exposure to sun, wind and rain.
Footwear and clothing
Luggage and equipment
Money, passports and other documentation
Communication
Including access to phone, email etc.
Health and fitness
Include information about the amount of walking/climbing that is required, and the length of the working day.
Medical facilities
Include details of the local medical facilities available, and a reminder of which staff are qualified first aiders. Remind students to bring adequate supplies of their own medication.
Living and sleeping arrangements
Give clear information, including the number of beds per room, and details of other shared facilities, including bathrooms.
Food and drink
Give information on the type of food available including any opportunities/requirements to purchase their own food (including likely cost). Indicate the frequency and timing of meals.

Page updated 14 December 2001

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