[Webinar] Retention During COVID-19 and Beyond: Supporting Students’ Mental Health


The link between student retention and mental health

A few months ago, we teamed up with our friends at Active Minds, the nation’s premier nonprofit supporting mental health awareness and education for students, to talk about the toll that COVID-19 has taken on students’ mental health. Since then, students have continued to report that their mental health is suffering as a result of the pandemic.

According to Active Minds’ survey data, 80% of college students say the pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health. Students are feeling isolated, stressed out, and depressed. As Maslow’s hierarchy of needs teaches us, without feelings of safety, esteem, and a sense of connection, it becomes more difficult for students to focus on academics and puts them at an increased risk of dropping out.

During this webinar, we talk about how you can support your students’ mental health and keep them on track toward their academic goals. You’ll learn actionable tips to connect with your students, whether you’ll be online, on campus, or a mix of the two.

In the webinar, we cover…

  • What the mental health landscape looks like among today’s college students as we begin the fall semester
  • Recommendations on how to show students the empathy, understanding, and resources they need to succeed
  • How two-way texting can help institutions stay connected to their students to support them and retain them from a distance

To download this webinar’s slide deck, click here.