Together, the K10 and the University Stress scale provide a good overview of student functioning and a minimal outcome dataset for health and counselling services. The K10 captures generalised psychological distress that has the same predictive value for mental illnesses as the longer DASS. It also provides a brief measure of impairment. The University Stress Scale provides an overview of the extent a student is experiencing stress across 20 domains. These measures can be downloaded here.
thedesk, is a web-based program to help support university students manage common issues and improve their coping skills.
It can be promoted as a self-help resource for students, or as part of a low-intensity intervention, with or without therapist support.
Promotional slides can be used on electronic billboards, These slides can be downloaded here: thedesk, On Track for Success, Managing Stress, Using Feedback, Procrastination with QR, and Using Feedback.
The program is free for all users. Institutions, however, can licence the program, which includes a logo on the homepage that links back to the university and links to Get Help services that are specific to the university. For further information, email email@example.com . As the program is not-for-profit, licence fees are used to maintain the program.
The Return on Investment (ROI) calculator for mental health (depression) program/services, is customizable to your institution. It is free to download and use. Background information about the calculator is available here.