Empathetic tech forges connections that create a sense of belonging and make your students less lonely
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Your students are lonely. Do you know what it’s costing your institution?
Mental health is a top priority for students and parents alike, and studies show that creating a sense of belonging is key to a student’s success. So whether you’re seeking to improve the experience for your current students, recruit and retain your best undergraduate class yet, or you’re hoping to better support a diverse graduate or adult learner population – addressing loneliness is a key lever in providing and improving whole-person care for your student body, as well as achieving student success and ultimately, retention.
Our non-clinical, holistic solution identifies vulnerable students and offers them 24/7 support and companionship by combining an engaging app experience with our compassionate staff. Students get the precise help they need, in the moment they need it, and universities get the data to help identify trends, inform resource allocation, and get ahead of issues at scale.
Factors in student mental health – and how Pyx Health helps
Students face an array of challenges and stresses and for many, it’s overwhelming and isolating. 53% of current college students reported that they are currently concerned with feeling lonely, and 47% reported they are concerned with feeling isolated. High loneliness scores predict college drop-out rates, even when adjusted for poor grades. But what exactly are the drivers of loneliness and negative outcomes, and how does Pyx Health help?
Perceived lack of faculty empathy and flexibility
Our proven positive psychology tools in the app and offered by peer-modeled support help students reframe negative thoughts, gain perspective, and increase resilience.
Limited access to resources
60% of college students with an apparent need for mental health resources and services haven’t received any type of help within the last year. Pyx Health provides a bridge between clinical appointments or more classic supports like group therapy, and can serve as a hub to connect students to campus services.
Inability to meet basic needs (food, housing, transport, finances)
Students are screened for SDOH needs, and the app is pre-loaded with resources to help students solve basic living needs.
Pyx Health and the spectrum of care
With a wide range of modes of support being offered, students can find it challenging to identify and use the care most appropriate to their needs. For universities and colleges, it’s most effective to deliver the least resource-intensive forms of treatment first. Pyx Health has a long track record of:
- identifying people with loneliness, depression, and anxiety
- aggregating and curating client-offered and community resources
- mitigating psychological distress through peer support, resource navigation, and science-based tools and activities
With skilled peer support and an app-based platform, Pyx Health connects students to the resources they need in real time, allowing institutions to meet their needs in a scalable, affordable way