Boost wellbeing and provide meaningful work experience for your students
Linkmate bridges the gap between talking to friends and getting therapy to ensure students feel well supported and have access to flexible, remote work experience in mental health.
Support for students
The period from adolescence to young adulthood at uni forms a critical life stage and students can be more vulnerable to mental health difficulties. They may have moved away from family for the first time, have greater financial responsibilities and might even engage in risky behaviours like drug and alcohol use. This makes students a particular group that can fall through the cracks.
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a spanner into the works too, completely amplifying the day-to-day struggles of a student and interfering with their academic performance and personal development. Whilst Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provide short-term professional counselling to students, stigma often gets in the way of students reaching out for support.
Linkmate has a proven track record of supporting students across Australia, connecting them to companions who can empathise with them in a safe and stigma-free environment.
Work experience for students
Students studying mental health disciplines like psychology, social work, peer support, etc. are constantly looking for an ideal place to do work experience, giving them the opportunity to put the knowledge they have gained throughout their courses into practice. Finding the right host organisation is hard enough as it is, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it near impossible to get work experience due to placements largely being offered face-to-face.
Linkmate provides students with a flexible and remote way to practically apply their knowledge and skills in a safe environment, even from the comfort of their own home. Students that do their work experience through Linkmate finish their placement with confidence in their communication skills and ability to harness peer support, empathy and social prescribing to support others.