Updated: Jun 17
Lakehead University launches 24/7 global peer support network TalkCampus as part of 2021 Wellness Strategy
Lakehead University is the latest institution to commit to supporting the well-being of students by choosing to partner with innovative mental health solution, TalkCampus.
In 2021, Lakehead University launched its new Wellness Strategy to support the needs of students, recognising that investing in the enhancement of health and wellness will better position students for success in the classroom.
“Lakehead University Student Health and Wellness is so pleased to be working with TalkCampus to add a peer support platform to our suite of health and wellness services,” said Irene Pugliese, Manager of Wellness Services.
“TalkCampus is a fantastic resource, especially for those who may not be on our campuses. With this app, students can connect with University peers all over the world. We encourage all our students to take advantage of this great resource.”
With TalkCampus, students have free access to instant, ongoing peer support via their smartphones within a familiar and intuitive network. While traditional support services have a vital role to play for student mental health, online peer support plays a powerful role for upstream, early, and ongoing intervention.
TalkCampus is a proactive and preventative mental health solution that is inclusive to all students, whether on campus or studying remotely. With so many students studying at home in isolation, having someone to talk to and share with can make all the difference.
A recent survey found that since using TalkCampus, 85 percent of students find it easier to ask for help when they need it and 82 percent find it easier to cope with life.
“Studying online has become the norm for so many students over the last year and we know it can increase feelings of isolation and loneliness,” said Jamie Druitt, Head of Product and Partnerships at TalkCampus.
“Having somewhere to connect with others and share openly and honestly about how you’re really feeling can combat this, boost resilience, and ultimately help students to cope. We’re delighted to welcome Lakehead University to the platform and look forward to supporting their students.”
One of the key features of TalkCampus is its ability to embed a university's student services directly within the app, ensuring students know exactly what support is available to them and how to access this. In addition, real-time escalation ensures that students who are at a higher level of risk get the support they need.
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