CampusConnected

The Robust Mental Health Research Supporting CampusConnected

CampusConnected: Elevating Student Mental Health Globally

CampusConnected is a global 24/7 mental health support network designed for students, seamlessly integrating world-class technology, intuitive design, and clinical excellence.

Powered by TalkLife, the premier mental health support network globally, CampusConnected is the sole peer support platform clinically validated to enhance users’ confidence in managing their mental health and mitigating harmful behaviors (Kruzan et al., 2022). In a recent study (Rickard et al., 2022), TalkLife secured a position among the top ten quality mental health apps, excelling in areas such as accessibility, security and privacy, evidence, and clinical foundation.

We take pride in our ORCHA score of 82%, meticulously assessed for clinical assurance, data privacy, and user experience.

Much like TalkLife, our student-focused platform is grounded in extensive mental health and peer support research. Learn more below.

Exploring the Importance of Peer Support for Students

Understanding the Significance of Peer Support for Students

Peer support hinges on students sharing their personal experiences to aid one another, fostering a crucial sense of connection vital for mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

Beyond mere social connection, the advantages of peer support are extensive and well-substantiated for both young individuals and adults.

Research on peer support has indicated that it is linked with:

Decreases in Depression, Loneliness, and Anxiety

Heightened Sense of Happiness

Elevated Self-Esteem

Enhanced Quality of Life and Social Functioning

When students grapple with mental health challenges, they often seek a space where they can feel heard and accepted. Peer support provides a valuable avenue for your student population to articulate their needs and gain the confidence to express them.

Why CampusConnected?

Looking to empower your students for success and safety? Our Impact Report illustrates that since engaging with the platform:

70%

Experience Reduced Isolation

72%

Report Enhanced Relationship Quality

82%

Experience Increased Understanding

60%

Report Improved Coping with Academic Studies

Our Dedication to Making a Difference

Dedicated to Impact: Transparent Reporting

Our impact framework serves as the foundation for both our product development and extensive mental health research programs. Collaborating with some of the world’s leading university teams informs our deep understanding of mental health and the crucial role technology plays in providing support. We are strongly dedicated to achieving tangible research outcomes with timely and relevant applications.

Moreover, we are committed to comprehending our own impact as a platform. Regular assessments and research initiatives are undertaken to gain insights into the effectiveness of our efforts.

Transparent Reporting and Data Sharing

As a CampusConnected university, you will receive quarterly de-identified reports that highlight current usage patterns and any key trends across your student population.

  • Patterns of usage
  • Engagement levels
  • Mood and topics discussed
  • Outliers and community sentiment

At CampusConnected, your institution-specific trends and data will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed to any third parties or partner universities. We’ll also support you with building engagement and increasing awareness of CampusConnected across your student body based on current trends.

Data protection and security

At CampusConnected, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest data privacy standards for our users. We have implemented a comprehensive suite of security measures across our architecture to ensure the privacy and security of our members. Through diligent governance and overarching management, we continually review and enhance our security policies and procedures.

We adhere to the relevant data security and privacy standards of the UK, Australia, the US, and the EU. More information about the data collected and the collection process can be found in our privacy policy here.

CampusConnected Leaves a
Lasting Impact on Students

“CampusConnected: Providing a Secure Haven for Expression and Support

“Having a safe space to rant and rave about your struggles really helps to lessen them. This app gives you that in an easy-to-navigate space full of people sharing the same experiences. Really just what I needed right now.”

“Downloading this app was the best thing I could have done. It means the world knowing that people who don’t even know me are willing to be there for me if I need somebody.”

“This app was really good! It creates so much care, I have never felt this much support from just an app, and that too from students who are like me!!! It’s really fresh….”

 

Medical Counselors

Our Advisory Board assembles some of the finest minds in suicide prevention, self-harm, and online mental health support. They offer clinical guidance across all aspects of safeguarding and platform development.

PR MATTHEW NOCK

CampusConnected Advisory Board
Edgar Pierce Prof. of Psychology
Harvard College Prof. Chair,
Dep. of Psychology,
Harvard University

DR JANIS WHITLOCK

CampusConnected Advisory Board
Director of the Cornell Research
Program on Self-Injury and
Recovery

DR DAN REIDENBERG

CampusConnected Advisory Board
Director of the Cornell Research
Program on Self-Injury and
Recovery

ERIC HORVITZ

CampusConnected Advisory Board
Director of the Cornell Research
Program on Self-Injury and
Recovery

RICHARD GRAHAM

CampusConnected Advisory Board
Edgar Pierce Prof. of Psychology
Harvard College Prof. Chair,
Dep. of Psychology,
Harvard University

DR JOHN DRAPER

CampusConnected Advisory Board
Director of the Cornell Research
Program on Self-Injury and
Recovery

KARTHIK DINAKAR

CampusConnected Advisory Board
Director of the Cornell Research
Program on Self-Injury and
Recovery

CHRISTIAN SEJERSEN

CampusConnected Advisory Board
Director of the Cornell Research
Program on Self-Injury and
Recovery

Our Globally Renowned
Research Collaborators

CampusConnected is unwavering in its commitment to actively engage with peer support research, showcase our impact, and contribute substantively to the evidence base. We hold a fervent belief in the power of peer support to address the escalating demand for mental health assistance, aiming to eradicate the experience of individuals struggling alone and extend support to every student in need.

In collaboration with world-leading research projects, CampusConnected partners with esteemed teams and universities, fostering collective efforts to comprehend and enhance the lives of individuals grappling with mental health challenges.

Our dedicated researchers are delving into key questions across diverse topics, including:

  • Machine learning
  • NLP modeling
  • Online safety
  • Peer support and online communication
  • Self-harming behavior and suicidal ideation
  • We are proud to collaborate with
  • CampusConnected as one of our partner institutions.

Microsoft Research

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University of Washington

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Nottingham Trent University

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