Nowadays, nearly 3/4th of school-going kid owns some type of mobile device, with the 17th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2022 showing that 74.8 percent of students had one in their households, compared to 1/3rd of students in 2018. The survey interviewed 700,000 students from 19,000 villages and 616 districts.
These stats showcase that smartphone use remains on the rise among children and teenagers, who are, in many cases, growing up on their devices irrespective of their geography. To meet students and prospective students on those devices, higher education institutions have found ways to bring themselves into the mobile world, whether that’s through the growing field of m-learning or by offering things like real-time parking data through a mobile app.
Meanwhile, concerns over student mental health have also come to the forefront. A recent Mental Health and Well-being of School Students Survey by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conducted on 3,79,842 students from class 6th to 12th across 28 states and 8 UTs found a concerning percentage of students suffering from different aspects of mental health.
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With an idea to leverage digital to help students and educational institutes to foster a good mental health in students for their success in competitive exams, Peakmind has launched a series of assessments, courses, counselling sessions & tools for educational institutes to evaluate the state of mental health and help making it better effectively.
Let’s talk about each of them in detail.
Compete: This is especially for the students preparing for competitive exams. It has a Compete Quotient (CQ) Test that evaluates the key aspects of your mental health necessary for success in competitive exams - Productivity, Emotional Wellness, Positive Outlook, Memory & Focus, Social Connectedness, and Mental Toughness. It also offers Counselling sessions with some of the top success & wellbeing coaches on a variety of topics - Distraction, Exam Stress, Sleep Issues, Fear of Failure, Procrastination, and Peer Pressure.
Assessments: Our assessments are divided into 4 categories:
Counselling/Therapy: This section offers counselling & therapy to individuals on some of the most important aspects that determines success & well being in a person’s life - Nutrition, Anxiety/Depression, Behavioural Issues, Gender/Body/Sexual Issues, Sleep Issues, Stress/Negative Thoughts, Academic Performance, Relationships, Career & Personality, Addiction/Substance Abuse, and Parenting.
For Educational Institutes: This program equips Educational Institutes with all the tools necessary for an all-round development of their students. Many institutes have tried this and felt the difference in their students’ performance. We have partnered with coaching institutions like Aakash Institute and Sri Chaitanya to help NEET and JEE aspirants to enhance their students’ performance and drive results.
Our efforts have caught many eyes lately, and has earned us columns in various prestigious magazines and platforms. In an recent conversation with YourStory, our founder & CEO Mr. Neeraj Kumar expressed their views behind Peakmind. Let’s hear them out:
“Looking closely at the world around us today, we feel that not just teenagers, but children in general are under severe stress of growth, expectations, and aspirations. In terms of mental health and well-being, they are in an alarming situation,” says Neeraj Kumar, Co-founder and CEO, PeakMind.
“For instance, if you look at the last decade, it has been the decade of startups, and these need certain skills, which are beyond technical skills. These include flexibility, adaptability, collaboration, stress management, anxiety, handling conflicts, and leveraging relationships. No education system teaches us these things,” Neeraj explaining our platform.