TalkCampus has arrived at University of London!
TalkCampus is an app-based peer support network for students to give and receive mental health support to one another.
When life gets tough, the TalkCampus community is there for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year - so you can reach out and talk to someone any time of the day or night, wherever you are in the world.
This is a safe place where you can anonymously and confidentially share how you are feeling and get instant support from student peers and trained volunteers.
Supporting each other on TalkCampus
If you are stressed or overwhelmed and need to talk, simply log in to the app and type how you are feeling - similar to a status update. Within minutes, a caring student or volunteer will respond, and you can work through things together. Likewise, if you would like to support another student, you can reply to their post in the same way.
‘Peer support’ is the support shared between fellow peers rather than professionals.
Please note that TalkCampus is not a medical or one-to-one therapy service. Should you need professional help, make sure you seek it.
10 reasons to use TalkCampus
3. Accessible 27/4, 365 days a year - there is always someone there to support you.
4. Monitored at all times - trained peer supporters and professional staff.
5. Customise your settings - select what topics you do and don't want to appear on your feed.
6. Free resources - read up on mental health and wellbeing any time.
7. Real-time safeguarding and escalation processes - for those in need of urgent attention.
8. Anonymously report concerning or inappropriate content - the team will handle it.
9. Content warnings - choose whether you want to view a post that is flagged as triggering.
10. In-app signposting - listed crisis support services in your country of residence.
2. Peer support – is effective in supporting people’s mental health and wellbeing. Participating in peer support is linked to an increased ability to cope, a greater sense of wellbeing and resilience, higher levels of self-esteem and confidence.
1. Confidential and anonymous - this is your space. TalkCampus does not share your information with the University or any other third parties unless threat to life is expressed.
Join TalkCampus today
Become a member of this supportive community today by downloading the free mobile app.
You will need to register with your University of London email address so that the platform can verify that you are a student. Your University email address is all you need to download and use TalkCampus.
If you do not know what your University email address is, you will find it in the ‘Email’ tab on the Student Portal. If you are accessing your University of London email account for the first time, please note that your password is the same as your Student Portal password.
Once verified, you will be guided through the easy sign up process and invited to read the Community Guidelines and other policies. Read through everything carefully, taking your time to understand the platform and how to get the most out of it.
See our Frequently Asked Questions for more detailed information, including privacy policies.
Become a TalkCampus Volunteer
We’re looking for caring people like you to join the TalkCampus volunteering programme. The volunteering opportunities are designed to fit into your busy schedule so you can take part in a way that suits you. TalkCampus trains students as community peer supporters by providing online training to equip you with the skills you need to support someone online.
No designated shifts - volunteer when it works for you.
Flexible training and development - learn at your own pace and in your own style.
Take a break whenever you need to - your mental health takes priority.
Help others and become part of a global community - have a positive and meaningful impact on the lives of fellow students all over the world.