why help students with their mental wellbeing before they even arrive?
Because research proves its worth doing…
Bupa and Global Student Living research shows that early engagement and intervention, particularly with first year students, both improves their mental wellbeing and increases satisfaction with their accommodation and education provider…
And now Confidence Hackers is taking that one step further… because research also shows that students who struggle with these first, initial steps, will often need more support in the longer term too.
Those who need it, are least likely to ask
By offering ‘pre-flight’ confidence courses, you can identify and proactively support the ones that need it most, which is vital because they are also the ones least likely to ask for help… and then experience more problems down the line.
How do we know who needs it?
You don’t… but they do… so including access to Confidence Hackers online confidence courses as part of your pre-flight arrival information lets students build confidence, connection and resilience, and help reduce loneliness and many of the struggles that new arrivals face.
In fact, helping students gain the confidence to build social connections and support networks is Bupa’s third recommendation.
It makes financial sense too
How a student feels generally in terms of their personal wellbeing is a contributing factor to how they feel about their accommodation, especially if they have low pre-arrival wellbeing.
So helping students with early intervention wellbeing strategies, by building confidence in gentle, proactive and preventative ways becomes even more important…
What are the courses about?
The most basic of the courses, The 7 Day Secret Confidence Challenge, provides 7 mini confidence lessons and daily challenges covering ranting self talk, gratitude, creating healthy habits, taking responsibility and decision making.
Next level is the 4 Part Confidence Taster course with a similar and expanded format and covers positive psychology, expanding your comfort zone, more on ranting self talk, connecting to your why and learning how to reduce loneliness by talking and connecting with others.