Contributory factors

Contributory/Risk Factors that may disrupt his stable mental health during travel.

  • Separation from family and friends

  • Time zone changes and jet lag/sleep deprivation

  • Disruption of normal routines and travel delays

  • Unfamiliar surroundings and presence of strangers

  • Culture shock and sense of isolation

  • Language barriers

  • Use of drugs and alcohol

  • Physical ill health during travel

  • Forgetting to take medication regularly

  • Type of travel; some forms have a higher risk e.g. business, family events (wedding/funeral) and volunteer/aid work