Make higher education a more supportive
and meaningful experience, both for you and your students.
Feel less stressed whilst making a bigger impact on your students' wellbeing
Linkmate eases the burden on existing services & enriches your data with meaningful insights into wellbeing while ensuring your students feel well-connected & supported to thrive by caring peers.
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.
Emotional resilience for your students
These workshops are designed with your students’ needs in mind and are tailored to key themes which have emerged in the community.
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Better Mates is a program designed to educate and empower students to be better peer supporters to their colleagues at university, to curb emotional issues sooner and develop emotional resilience throughout the broader student community.
By equipping students with practical tools to proactively support their colleagues, this relieves the pressure on existing counselling and psychological services and frees up more time to be spent with each student in appointments
Real Stories is a program designed to raise awareness of diverse lived experience, smashing stigma and highlighting elements of strength, resilience, and learning which encourage students to overcome their challenges and ask for help when they need it. These workshops are tailored to key themes which have emerged in the student community (e.g. social and performance anxiety, work-study-life balance, navigating intimate relationships, etc.)