THE WELLBEING PLATFORM FOR STUDENTS
HELPING SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS.
THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE AGAINST DETERIORATING MENTAL HEALTH.
Prioritising wellbeing & prevention of mental health issues
Wellbeing | Happiness | Emotional Intelligence | Resilience | Efficacy
WHERE IS THE SUPPORT...FOR EVERY STUDENT.
Life-Saving & Life Changing Resources.
On-demand. In one place.
"THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF THE PANDEMIC COULD LAST A LIFETIME IF YOUNG PEOPLE AREN'T GIVEN THE RIGHT SUPPORT."
WHY IS IT NECESSARY?
There is a mental health crisis.
Students don't get the support they need until they are really struggling.
In some cases, this has tragic consequences.
- 50% of mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and schizophrenia, develop during the adolescent years.
- This has been exacerbated by the pandemic. 80% of young people say their mental health has been made worse by the pandemic while 87% felt lonely or isolated (Mind, 2020).
- The long term impact of the pandemic, isolation due to the lockdown, disruption to routine and prolonged stress will undoubtedly have repercussions for the future.
- Nexgen WHERE empowers students to take control of their lives using study-based CBT techniques. It will lead the fight back against deteriorating mental health. It is is a one-stop resource for all their wellbeing needs that increases resilience.
"ONE UK STUDENT DIES BY SUICIDE EVERY 4 DAYS."
(OFFICE OF NATIONAL STATISTICS)
SUPPORTING YOU SUPPORT YOUR STUDENTS
Welcome to the Nexgen WHERE Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
We provide interactive resources that equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to maximise wellbeing & self-manage their mental health.
Nexgen WHERE is the first line of defence against deteriorating mental health with a focus on prevention.
The concepts and ideas taught show students how to guard against behaviours and thought processes that can develop into mental health conditions.
Requested by students & approved by experts.
Self-Worth & Self-Esteem
Understanding Your Brain
Dealing with Stress
Coping With Anxiety
Dealing With Depressive Thoughts
Productivity & Time-Management
Critical Thinking & Debating
WE HELP SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES BECOME THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE AGAINST DETERIORATING MENTAL HEALTH
"PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE."FIND OUT MORE
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
GREAT CONTENT, DELIVERED WELL.
STUDENTS FEEL NEGLECTED
"It feels like the universities are nodding their heads when students explain how they need more mental health support, but in terms of action, don't do anything to change the situation."
Rachel, University Student
"There is currently a youth mental health crisis, yet no one seems to be talking about it at school. People are struggling through mental health issues and not getting the help that they need - they may not even realise that they do have mental health issues, because they haven't been taught about these issues, and the impacts that they have. There are no externally, immediately visible signs that someone is suffering from mental health issues until it's too late. Sometimes, because the youth don't recognise the early signs, these signs are laughed at, and people are considered weird. Education needs to be better for mental health issues, and this needs to start at school. You wouldn't ignore and stigmatise someone with a broken leg, so we need to educate people to not do this for people with mental health issues."
Oscar, A Level Student
"The COVID pandemic is not the only disease that is threatening society. The negligent attitude towards deteriorating student mental health poses a threat to students’ lives far greater than the pandemic itself."
Connie, University Student
HOW CAN THE NEXGEN WHERE PLATFORM BENEFIT STUDENTS?
WE ASKED STUDENTS.
It's no secret that being at school or university can be really tough. With the constant pressure to perform academically, manage relationships, and navigate huge life choices and changes it is no wonder that mental health problems are at an all time high among young people. Although we are increasingly being encouraged to reach out for help and guidance when we are struggling, too often the wellbeing resources out there for students aren't made with their best interest in mind. The information provided by educators can seem completely out of touch from the experience of being a young person in 2021, whilst many online 'wellbeing' sources can be misleading at best or harmful at worst.
The WHERE platform aims to provide free wellbeing and mental health resources for all young people. It has been developed in collaboration with mental health professionals and students so that the information is both reliable and sensitive to the needs of young people today. We know student life can get hectic, so the materials and activities are designed for you to go through at your own pace and there is never any pressure to engage in them. The core modules (self-worth, managing stress & anxiety, dealing with depression, financial literacy, digital resilience, leadership, productivity & time-management) have been identified by students as areas where guidance and support is most lacking.
When I first started university, I felt completely out of my depth. I was overwhelmed at the prospect of having to complete all my assignments, make a whole new friendship group and navigate a new city on my own. I was in such a state of panic all the time that I began to feel like I just wasn't cut out to be a student and that I'd made a massive mistake coming to university in the first place. I wish I'd had a resource like WHERE to help educate me about the anxiety and stress I was experiencing and provide me with effective ways to manage this. Although these materials are no replacement for seeking professional support in the case of mental health difficulties, I believe that the self-awareness and ability to handle uncertain and challenging situations that the WHERE platform teaches would have fast-tracked my ability to support my own wellbeing.
There’s an awful lot of skills that people have to figure out themselves. Some of these are just part of life – and experience is a very good teacher. But there are some things that nobody should have to endure, and a lot of unnecessary suffering could be avoided if people were given the right education. The WHERE platform can help people build the essential skills that will allow them to take control and deal with the things that life throws at them.
Mental health in particular is an area often overlooked by conventional education, leaving many people without the training or even the awareness to deal with these kinds of problems as they come up. Suicide is a global epidemic, and anxiety disorders affect 18% of the population in the US. The data is clear; these are issues that affect vast numbers of people. Both for preventing tragedies and generally improving quality of life in the average person, there is dire need for mental health education.
Other soft skills that people are expected to learn without formal education are financial intelligence, emotional intelligence, self-awareness, social skills, and many more “life lessons”. By democratising access to this kind of information, we can help people to become better citizens, and live happier, more stable, more intentful lives.
The WHERE platform could solve these problems by making more of this information available to anyone with a smartphone – one convenient app providing low intensity, highly accessible content. It can become an essential tool to improve the lives of anyone left feeling stranded and unsupported in a world of ever-growing complexity.
SHOULD EVERY STUDENT HAVE ACCESS TO WELLBEING RESOURCES?
WE SAY, ABSOLUTELY!
DESIGNED FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT.
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AFTER THE DARKNESS OF THE PANDEMIC, THE FUTURE CAN BE BRIGHT.