๐Ÿง  Empowering Mental Health: Education and the Workplace

Digital solutions and tools for mental health encompass a variety of resources, such as support platforms and educational materials that emphasize social-emotional learning. These resources are customized to suit the needs of both educational environments and workplaces.

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The emphasis on mental health has increased in both educational and professional settings, prompting institutions and employers to adopt digital solutions to aid students and employees. These digital offerings range from preventive measures to monitoring and analytical tools, as well as applications, teletherapy, counseling services, and educational resources promoting mental health and well-being.

This Week's Topics

  • ๐Ÿง  Wellness in Education & Work. Mapping 130+ global players in the landscape
  • ๐Ÿ“Š Chart Spotlight. Mental health issues in US students on the rise
  • โœ๏ธ Higher Education Digital Transformation. Participate in our survey
  • ๐Ÿ“– Annual Education Outlook. 180+ pages of trends, insights, and data
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Education Deals of the Week. Funding, M&A and grants

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๐Ÿง  Wellness in Education & Work

In recent years, there has been a focus on the importance of mental health and well-being for students and educators across the globe. This shift has illuminated the complex interlinkages between mental health, student performance, learning experiences, and educational outcomes and given rise to EdTech solutions. In the US alone, one in five students faces mental health challenges. A recent study revealed that anxiety is the third most common reason for student absences after physical illness and weather-related issues. In higher education, the demand for mental health services has been rising for more than a decade according to the American Council on Education.

Within the EdTech sector, there is a growing variety of digital solutions tailored to address various mental health obstacles. These encompass platforms for both prevention and management, as well as counseling and teletherapy services. Offerings span from content and curriculum, support for social-emotional learning, and organizational analytics for tracking and troubleshooting.

๐Ÿง  Wellness in Education & Work - Market Map

๐Ÿ“Š Charts Spotlight - Mental Health Issues in US Students on the Rise

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Student mental health has been a global concern, worsening significantly during the pandemic's school closures and isolation. In the US alone, over 40% of students report persistent sadness and hopelessness, with over 20% contemplating suicide. Educational institutions are increasingly adopting technology-based solutions to support student well-being, integrating them into broader student support services.

โœ๏ธ Participate in HolonIQ's Annual Higher Education Digital Transformation Survey

Digital adoption and transformation remain the biggest challenge for universities, according to results from HolonIQ's annual Higher Education Digital Transformation Survey. We are still gathering feedback from our Global Higher Education Panel and would love to hear from your institution! Participants of this research receive a full report and can nominate their institution for a HolonIQ Case Study.

Digital Capability Gaps across People, Process, and Technology

The HEDC framework offers an overarching view for institutions to map and benchmark digital capabilities across the learner lifecycle to support practical and sustainable approaches to digital services and online learning. Learn more about the HEDC and use the Miro Template to kick off conversations at your institution.

๐Ÿ“– 2024 Global Education Outlook

HolonIQ's annual analysis of the global education economy offers over 180 pages of in-depth insights on market data, investments, strategic shifts, and trends in education. Download the extract or purchase the full report.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Education Deals of the Week

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๐Ÿค– Corporate training provider Cornerstone OnDemand enhanced its learning solutions by acquiring extended reality capabilities from Talespin to help meet the evolving demands of the future workforce through immersive learning.

๐Ÿง  Singapore-based Genius Group Limited and OpenExO, an AI-driven global community of educators, entrepreneurs, and enterprises, have agreed to merge in an all-share transaction. This deal aims to create a worldwide AI Education Group to serve a network of 100 Genius Cities and prepare 100 million students for the exponential future.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Varthana Finance, a NBFC focusing on affordable private schools and higher education in India, has acquired the School Portfolio of Indian School Finance Company (ISFC) for $15M. With the acquisition, the NBFC will oversee term loans of 10,000 schools across 14 states.

University Grants

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LaGuardia Community College received a $116.2 million grant from the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation for a new workforce training center, the largest donation ever to a US community college.

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช Sobha Realty donated $108.9 million to establish a new university in Dubai as part of the Motherโ€™s Endowment initiative.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช The University of Limerick (UL) receives a $1.8 million federal grant to subsidize education for 1,965 students through micro-credential courses and one-year professional diplomas. This grant is part of an initiative to reduce course fees nationwide, especially in key sectors such as ICT, Data, AI, and Sustainability.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wales Innovation Network awarded over $125,000 in seed funding to sixteen collaborative research projects across Welsh universities, focusing on food security and health.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lumina Foundation awarded grants to seven higher education institutions in the US that proposed innovative solutions to make college admissions easier and more accessible.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hennepin Technical College plans to introduce a funded manufacturing program and internship tailored for adults with autism, supported by a $250,000 state grant.

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