TalkCampus is an app that provides mental health support to students. Graduate Research School candidates can download TalkCampus from Google Play or the App Store.
TalkCampus is a peer-support community that values research, evidence and impact to make sure students get the best help possible. It is a safe social network that instantly connects students with the right people any time of day in a safe, effective and encouraging environment. It is built specifically for student mental health with real-time instant escalation and integration with student services. Students can talk anonymously about anything and get support for their mental health any time of the day or night. Bilingual support also ensures that students can communicate in their own language.
TalkCampus is an online peer support community and not a clinical service. They cannot diagnose or treat users and do not provide advice or professional support. If someone is in need of immediate support TalkCampus will intervene, escalate the matter to nominated staff within SCD and thus offer support whatever time of day or night, wherever in the world.
The TalkCampus global safety team are professional paid staff and review every content in real time. TalkCampus community guidelines are designed to ensure that conversations around topics including self harm and suicide enable a student to get support whilst also ensuring the community is safe.
Only Sydney College of Divinity students enrolled in the current semester can access TalkCampus.
Security and Privacy
TalkCampus community guidelines are designed to ensure that conversations around topics including self harm and suicide enable a student to get support whilst also ensuring the community is safe. For example, posts that actively discuss suicide attempts or methodologies or that talk in graphic detail about methods, techniques, calories etc are not allowed. Protecting users is something TalkCampus takes extremely seriously. With every update, they continue to release features that strengthen the security of the community and ensure that users who need help have access to the most appropriate service.
TalkCampus volunteer moderators are a group of highly engaged users who have permission to remove unhelpful posts from the feed and keep an eye out for explicit content. The moderators undergo platform security checking, video interviews, training and assessment and are managed by team leaders and senior staff with ongoing training and development.
Every member of the TalkCampus community has the ability to flag content and users. TalkCampus also employs automated machine learning systems which prevent users from posting explicit language and graphic terms. In addition TalkCampus provides users with a number of features to enable them to customise their experience of TalkCampus and to protect themselves.
If you have any questions contact the Sydney College of Divinity Registrar.