virtual 2022 Behavioral Health Convening

March 30 & 31, 2022
9 am – 4 pm

About

The 2022 Behavioral Health Convening will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31, 2022 and will be an opportunity for institutions to develop ideas, share best practices, and discuss the mechanisms and steps needed to nurture a healthy and resilient student body. We are excited to announce that in addition to partnering with the North Carolina Community Colleges, we have also partnered with NCICU to expand this important dialogue across the state.

WHO: UNC System, NC Community Colleges, and NCICU Faculty and Staff
WHEN: Wednesday, March 30 & Thursday, March 31, 2022, 9 am – 4 pm
WHERE: Virtually – via Zoom

Convening Goals
  • Engage in conversations about innovative and evidence-informed programming that supports student mental health and wellness.
  • Evaluate the scope of student mental health challenges on campuses and better understand current trends and issues within student mental health, including but not limited to eating concerns, social media, suicidality, and substance use.
  • Discover and compare ideas to promote increased education and access to mental health services for students.
  • Explore the important relationship among counseling centers, wellness initiatives, and other campus support services with faculty/staff to increase collaboration, communication, and understanding how these efforts work in tandem to address the overall health and wellness of students.
  • Explore ways to enhance a campus culture of care and inclusivity to combat faculty/staff burnout with an emphasis on campus wide self-care and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. 

Sponsors

Togetherall

Togetherall is a unique peer to peer community-based platform. The community empowers individuals to seek and provide support in a safe and inclusive environment. To support the ever-growing demand for student mental health services, Togetherall’s population approach provides a 24/7 support that students can access anywhere, anytime, with licensed clinicians to keep users safe and work collaboratively when needed.

Togetherall recently welcomed new members from three schools within the University of North Carolina System. Since January 2022, students from Fayetteville State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University all have access to the support community.

Togetherall works with universities and colleges globally to expand the reach of existing student mental health services to the student population in an effective and affordable manner. The community is clinically managed and designed to support and improve mental health across a spectrum of needs including exploration, maintenance, early intervention, and even crisis referrals when needed.

Through anonymous, peer-to-peer interactions, Togetherall compliments existing campus mental health services and extends reach to impact thousands of students, including those who may not otherwise seek traditional support. In fact, nearly 46% of members identify as BIPOC and 35% say Togetherall is their only source of support. And in a recent member survey, 93% self-report an improvement in their wellbeing and 70% feel less isolated after joining.

ProtoCall, A Behavioral Health Solutions Company

Modernize your counseling and crisis care.

Support your students’ emotional resilience with access to a complete ecosystem of on-demand behavioral health support and crisis services. Designed to function as a seamless extension of your organization, we’re purpose-built to match your unique systems of care.

Support your staff. Meet your students’ changing needs.

Since 2005 we’ve partnered with counseling centers to cover gaps in care, so your team can get better sleep. At our core is a 24-hour crisis call center providing immediate support, crisis intervention, and stabilization. To create a seamless experience for you and your students, we ensure access to tools and solutions across the continuum of care including eCBT self-help tools, a cutting-edge platform connecting users to a global network of providers, and peer-to-peer emotional support.

Learn More About ProtoCall+


Lifework’s Student Support Program:  My SSP

My SSP has been designed entirely with student needs in mind, providing early intervention mental health & well-being support to encourage support seeking behavior and student success.  In supporting nearly two million students across 665 higher education institutions, My SSP not only has extensive experience providing assistance to universities and colleges, but continues to provide a research-driven offering, enhanced by campus partner needs and feedback.

A couple of qualities that makes My SSP unique:

  • My SSP is the only 24/7/365 student support program providing early intervention multilingual real-time & crisis support, offering students the option to connect with a counselor in the moment by phone or chat in 5 languages, including English, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese. 
  • For on-going phone, video, and in-person support with a dedicated counselor, My SSP has master’s-level, credentialed providers available in over 160 countries. Our clinical network can accommodate cultural & language requests by appt, with over 150 languages represented including American Sign Language. 
  • Innovation is an important driver for LifeWorks.  NEW – My SSP now offers an exclusively student peer-to-peer support community with real-time moderation in 26+ languages – The SSP app also includes self-directed digital well-being content, evidence-based health assessments, and virtual fitness sessions.  And, My SSP’s daily student case data feed creates a circle of care for institutions with EMR integration.

    Interested in learning more?  Please feel free to direct all questions to Jessica Montanes, Student Support Program Director @ jessica.montanes@lifeworks.com – 512-579-7844.  Thank you! 

    Please direct any questions or inquiries to Dr. Bethany Meighen: bdmeighen@northcarolina.edu.