Measures

The University Stress Scale is a 21-item measure of both the domains and extent of a student’s stress.  It has good psychometric properties and is useful in clinical practice and research with university students.  The measure is available to use free of charge, with appropriate citation.  Download the university-stress-scale here.

The University Connectedness Scale is an 18-item measure of how connected a student feels to their university.  It has two subscales, belonging and support.  The measure has good psychometric properties and is useful in clinical practice and research with university students.  The measure is available to use free of charge, with appropriate citation. Download the university-connectedness-scale here.

The Coping Index is 20-item measure of healthy and unhealthy coping strategies.  The measure is available to use free of charge, with appropriate citation. Download the Coping Index here.

On Track for Success is a 58-item measure of the extent to which a students’ physiological, safety, belonging, and esteem needs are being met. The measure has good psychometric properties and is useful in clinical practice and research with university students.  The measure is available to use free of charge, with appropriate citation. Download the on-track-for-on-track-for-success-index here.

BiolScreen.  Often psychological symptoms in students are erroneously interpreted as psychological disorders.  The diagnosis of psychological disorders requires a biopsychosoocial assessment.  This prevents misdiagnosis for what may be normal unpleasant emotions, normal physiological changes as the result of unhealthy behaviours, side-effects of pharmacological treatments, or emotional and behavioural symptoms of a physical illness.  But it can be a time-consuming task.  The BiolScreen, used in conjunction with a clinical interview, will facilitate an accurate assessment to enable timely treatment of the underlying cause of symptoms.

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.