A Northern Ireland software firm has secured major contracts with two universities in Wales.
Derry-based Elemental Software will help transform how higher education students access wellbeing support at Wrexham Glyndwr University and the University of South Wales (USW).
As part of the project Wrexham Glyndwr University is providing students with access to Elemental’s digital social prescribing platform, through which students will be able to appropriately connect with non-clinical services within and beyond the university to support a range of health and wellbeing needs.
USW’s role is to evaluate the project in order to understand the impact on student wellbeing and to be able to deliver a similar approach at USW, which has 23,000 students. Ultimately, it is hoped, that a transferable model will be developed that can be rolled out across the higher education sector in Europe.
Jennifer Neff, co-founder of Elemental Software, said: “This partnership between Elemental and the two universities will enhance student wellbeing, build resilience, and promote new ways of working using social prescribing.
“By embedding Elemental’s digital social prescribing platform into Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Programmes, universities and colleges can connect students with non-clinical services within and beyond the institutions to support a range of issues that impact on student health and wellbeing needs. This means that students will have access to a whole system approach to well-being, while also empowering them to take control of their health.”
Founded in Derry by Jennifer Neff and Leeann Monk Ozgul, Elemental is an award-winning tech for good company with the purpose of empowering and enabling individuals, families and their carers to better connect into community-based programmes, services and activities that make a positive impact on their lives.