World Mental Health Day: research reveals nine in 10 expats feel isolated

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Today, World Mental Health Day, new research suggests that many expats have struggled with life overseas, with almost nine in ten saying they felt isolated during their time abroad. The research by AXA - Global Healthcare reveals that 87% expats say they felt isolated, with half (48%) of those respondents saying that missing friends and family was the primary reason. Language barriers (24%), a lack of a local support network (20%) and generally getting oriented in a new location (18%) were also key factors that led to expats feeling isolated. When asked what would make them most likel...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.