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Owens Community College launches TalkCampus: A Leap Forward in Student Support

We are thrilled to welcome Owens Community College students to TalkCampus! Based in Ohio, Owens Community College is home to several thousand students who will now have access to our online peer support platform. This partnership marks a significant step in providing comprehensive mental health support tailored to the unique needs of college students.

A Commitment to Student Wellbeing

At Owens Community College, the focus on student mental health has always been a priority. Vickie Heck, MAC, LPCC-S, Director of Counseling Services at Owens Community College, highlights the importance of this new initiative:

“We are excited to be able to offer our students access to 24/7 support within a safe, confidential environment through a peer support network provided by our new partnership with TalkCampus. We at Owens Community College recognize the need to provide additional mental health resources, especially in times of after-care or when a student is struggling with an issue(s). We know that for many students, reaching out to traditional counseling services can be intimidating, and TalkCampus will provide those students with the opportunity to share their experiences, thoughts, and feelings in a supportive environment. Partnering with TalkCampus will proactively help the college to respond to the needs of our students and help them progress towards their educational goals and life decisions.”

Bridging the Gap with Peer Support

Traditional counselling services play a crucial role in student health, but the demand often exceeds the resources available.  Students often feel apprehensive about seeking help through conventional channels. TalkCampus addresses this challenge by offering a 24/7 network where students can connect immediately and anonymously with others who understand their experiences.

Jamie Druitt, Head of Product at TalkCampus, reflects on the joint effort to bring this resource to Owens Community College:

“Peer support does a fantastic job of fostering connection and driving a sense of belonging. It offers an early intervention to ensure that students always have someone to turn to day or night. We’re committed to bringing instant support to all students and we very much welcome Owen's Community College to TalkCampus!”

How TalkCampus Works

TalkCampus is a global peer support network available to students around the clock. Our platform is designed to be accessible and user-friendly, providing a safe space for students to share their thoughts and feelings. With real-time moderation and escalation, we ensure that the community remains supportive and secure.

Key features of TalkCampus include:

  • 24/7 Accessibility: Students can access support anytime, from anywhere in the world.

  • Global Community: Our network connects students from various backgrounds and cultures, promoting a diverse and inclusive environment.

  • Multiple Languages: TalkCampus supports multiple languages, making it accessible to students globally.

  • Real-Time Moderation: Our team of moderators ensures that the platform remains a safe and supportive space for all users.

  • Escalation Pathways: In cases where students need additional help, we have pathways to escalate concerns to professional services.

Looking Ahead

We are excited to see the positive impact that TalkCampus will have on the Owens Community College community. This partnership is a testament to the college’s commitment to enhancing student well-being and providing innovative solutions to mental health challenges.

For more information on how TalkCampus can benefit your students, we invite you to explore our platform and book a demo with us: TalkCampus Demo.


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