Student Voice: Health and Wellness
Students share their experiences with acute and chronic stress, mental health struggles and services, and campus wellness offerings.
Major findings from our Student Voice survey on health and wellness link stress to decreased academic performance, poorer mental health and more.
What would students do to ease stress if they were responsible for health and wellness on their campuses? Student Voice asked and students answered, with ideas ranging from mental health check-ins and wellness days to study groups and free food.
Survey: Going to the gym is students’ preferred wellness activity over all, but many say they’d access more campus wellness resources if hours met their schedules. On campus food, students value quality and variety of flavors and less processed options.
Many students want professors and advisers to help promote their well-being, including their mental health. But how involved do students really want them to get? Quite involved, according to new survey data from Inside Higher Ed and College Pulse.
Respondents to the Student Voice survey on health and wellness feel pressure to do well at different rates based on mental health, with students who describe their mental health as poor feeling the most pressure. What’s going on and how can higher ed help?
A third of students aren’t clear where to turn on campus should they or a friend experience a mental health crisis. Boosting awareness of urgent mental health care resources can involve faculty as messengers, direct student outreach and mobile apps.
Prospective students are looking at colleges’ mental health offerings in deciding where to attend, according to new Student Voice findings.
Professors are the No. 1 campus group students say have a responsibility to aid them with stress and mental health issues, according to the newest Student Voice survey. Professors aren’t expected to be counselors or sacrifice rigor, however.