Another university approves student mental health leave

The National Taiwan University’s (NTU) student association said this week the university’s Student Counselling Committee has passed a proposal for mental health leave that allows students to take leave when they are feeling mentally unwell, for up to three days per semester, reports Taipei Times and CNA.

The committee approved the proposal in June, allowing students to log on to the online leave management system and file for mental health leave when they find it difficult to go to class that day, the student association said on Facebook. Students would not need to provide proof of illness, it added.

There are about 10 universities that offer mental health leave, including National Taiwan Normal University, National Chengchi University, Taipei Medical University, National Cheng Kung University, National Sun Yat-sen University, Chang Jung Christian University and National Taipei University, and students can apply for up to three or five days of mental health leave per semester.
Full report on the Taipei Times site