Updated: Jun 17
California Institute of Advanced Management is a premier experiential learning university focused on developing students into executive leaders focused on solving social issues and inspiring change through responsible, holistic, and compassionate business management principles for the betterment of humanity. Peer to Peer support network TalkCampus is the newest addition to CiAM’s Student Success Department, as the institute continues to prove its commitment to student wellbeing.
The benefits of peer support are wide-ranging and well evidenced. Participating in peer to peer support has been linked to: an increased ability to cope, a greater sense of wellbeing & resilience, higher levels of self-esteem and confidence. Since using TalkCampus, 78% of users find it easier to ask for help, 77% say their relationships have improved and 72% feel more understood.
"CiAM wants students to be at ease and feel comfortable reaching out for support either through us here on campus or through their peers in their own language on TalkCampus" - Claudia Sarabia, Director of Campus Success.
One of the key features of TalkCampus that appealed to CiAM is the bilingual support available, which ensures that students can open up in their own language and is especially helpful for international students and those studying abroad. TalkCampus supports over 25 different languages giving students the option to connect in the language they feel most comfortable using. TalkCampus users come from all across the world and our signposting and escalation is country-specific so students will be signposted and escalated to local, relevant services and crisis support.
TalkCampus is customised to each institution, so students will see the CiAM student services embedded within the app ensuring they know exactly what support is available to them and how they can access this. In addition, real-time escalation ensures that students who are at a higher level of risk get the support they need.
“When you’re struggling, being able to talk to someone in your native tongue who really gets what you’re going through is so valuable. Talking about your mental health isn’t easy but we’ve designed TalkCampus to make those first steps as familiar, intuitive, and accessible as possible. We’re delighted to welcome CiAM students to TalkCampus!” Jamie Druitt, Head of Product and Partnerships.
TalkCampus is a 24/7 global peer support network for students. Supporting over 500,000 students worldwide with real-time moderation and escalation. If you would like to explore how TalkCampus can support your students we’d love to hear from you. Book a Demo - https://www.talkcampus.io