The scale of anxiety and depression sweeping student populations is of national concern. According to the WHO, 75 per cent of mental health conditions begin by the age of 24.
The prevalence of symptoms is believed to be higher among students than any other age group, making them one of the most at-risk populations for emotional distress.
To be able to address this challenge better, we are measuring the true extent of mental health challenges in the student population and would like to invite your organisation to participate. By participating you will benefit from new insight into your student population needs, at no cost.
The Student Mental Health Barometer is an anonymous digital mental health screening tool based on clinically recognised screening questionnaires delivered via Wysa's conversational AI chat bot on an engaging web interface.
Learn how it works below.
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Anonymous Clinical Screening
The Wysa Student Mental Health Barometer can identify what percentage of your student population suffers symptoms of depression and anxiety, including average scores that give an indication of different severities.
The anonymity allows students to open up without feeling exposed in sharing their personal problems. In return for your participation, we will provide a report, free of charge, detailing current levels of anxiety and depression within your own student population.
This screening is aggregated to take a reading of the current levels of anxiety and depression within your student population. We cannot identify any individuals who are suffering, thanks to our anonymous approach, but you will know whether or not there is a level of need to address.
We plan to use the aggregated data from different universities to create a big picture of student mental health, so that any gaps in funding for support can be accurately addressed. We will draw on our experience of youth and clinical mental health support to make recommendations on how best to address the student mental health challenge in the most cost effective way.
Identify Anxiety with GAD-2
The GAD-2 is an ultra brief and easy to perform initial screening tool for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
In primary care patients, the GAD-2 has been shown to has high sensitivity and specificity. Designed as a screening tool for generalized anxiety, the GAD-2 can also screen for other diagnoses such as Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
Identify Depression with PHQ-2
These two questions are the level A criterion for the diagnostic criteria to Major Depressive Disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
It is an efficient way to find undetected patients, identifying those that require additional investigation. The PHQ-2 is well studied and is a clinical reference standard.