Wrexham Glyndwr University partner with Elemental to deliver a whole system approach to student wellbeing

IN A BID TO ENHANCE STUDENT WELLBEING, BUILD RESILIENCE, AND PROMOTE NEW WAYS OF WORKING USING SOCIAL PRESCRIBING, WREXHAM GLYNDWR UNIVERSITY HAS PARTNERED WITH ELEMENTAL.  THIS BOLD, INNOVATIVE AND STUDENT-CENTRED PROPOSAL WILL TRANSFORM ACCESS TO WELLBEING SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS STUDYING IN HIGHER EDUCATION.

Through the development of a sustainable and replicable approach to tackling wellbeing challenges grounded in social prescribing, 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.

The project, which is the first of its kind in Higher Education, will transform the way Wrexham Glyndwr University work in partnership to promote and deliver wellbeing for students, based on best practice from successful Social Prescribing projects in North Wales such as the 2025 Movement in which WGU is a partner. 

Project partner, the University of South Wales, is leading on a research project that looks at the impact of social prescribing in Wales.  Using Elemental to track and measure referrals and their impact will enable the University of South Wales to deliver a strong and rigorous evidence base of research to drive change and create a blueprint that can be replicated across the HEI sector in Wales. 

THE PILOT WAS LAUNCHED AT WREXHAM GLYNDWR UNIVERSITY ALONG WITH THE CREATION OF A CAMPUS-BASED WELLBEING HUB.

Not only will students be able to self-refer themselves into community support via the Elementals website modules, but they can also be referred to services via Chaplains, Year Heads, Councilors, Housing, Funding, and Inclusion Officers.

In the next stage of the process, Do-Well will use the findings from USW’s research and data from Elemental’s platform to host a series of conversations with community partners and students. These conversations will co-create and co-produce a sustainable social prescribing model addressing the identified wellbeing needs of all students. 

Not only will Elemental help Wrexham Glyndwr University enhance student wellbeing, build resilience, and promote positive health, but along with project partners, the University of South Wales they can:

“We’re really excited about this partnership with Wrexham Glyndwr University because they have recognised the power of social prescribing and how the model can be transferred effectively into an educational setting. Students are now more vulnerable than ever given the current pandemic and uncertainty around typical University life, so it’s commendable to see that Wrexham Glyndwr University has recognised this and gone one step further in order to offer wraparound support for their students. We are delighted that the impacts of this groundbreaking project will help inform research by the University of South Wales so that the model can be replicated across the HEI sector in Wales.” – Jennifer Neff, Elemental Co-Founder, and CEO, Elemental Software

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