Solving teams from >45 countries, ages
18 to 35 working together to address challenges & potential solutions affecting
6 life tracks
Aug 28-30, 2020 "Inspiration Weekend" welcomed over 35 global expert perspectives, sharing insights about possibities in improving mental health
This impact design format has been built to capacitate the widest range of applicable perspectives from youth leader, field professionals & investment experts
As mental affects many global & local impact parameters, this impact design format is guided by experienced value designers from multiple industries & sectors
MENTAL HEALTH affects >600 million people worldwide and most countries spend less than 2% of government funds in treatment and prevention but lose anywhere between $16million to $2billion a year since 2017.
Mental disorders frequently lead individuals and families into poverty. Homelessness and inappropriate incarceration is far more common for people with mental disorders than for the general population, and exacerbate their marginalization and vulnerability. This annual Mental Health Impact Design Sprint will focus on crowdsourcing relevant and applicable solutions to life applicability areas,we call; ‘tracks’.
Explore the tracks below and help someone live a more hopeful life NOW!
EDUCATION & Learning
Does your idea/solution aid in the education or training of behavioral health literacy?
FAMILY & COMMUNITY
Does your idea/solution unite communities and address social stigmas aginst mental health?
Physiology & THERAPY
Does your idea/solution highlight the correlations of physiology to psycological treament?
LifE Purpose Design
Does your idea/solution better enable personal and professional life design/goals?
Does your idea/solution enhance employee mental health and wellbeing initiatives?
FINANCE & WEALTH
Does your idea/solution aid in personal financial management, or alleviate stress and anxiety?
INCUBATION / ACCELERATION PARTNERS
Thanking the progressive organizations for enabling further incubation & acceleration of solutions
Vision Health Pioneers sponsored a wildcard into the final selection round of their 9-month Berlin based incubation program; supporting entrepreneurs with training, free coworking space, access to technology, business opportunities and equity-free funding of up to 72,000 Euro per team.The funding is provided through a founders stipend of 2,000 Euros per team member per month (up to 4 co-founders).
Application Deadline 5th of October - funding starts Jan 2021
Startup coaching for digital health solutions that want to break boundaries, optimize impact and create lasting value to customers/stakeholders.
Trina Histon, PhD, Senior Principal Consultant, Prevention, Wellness & Digital Health
leads and supports national innovation projects in prevention, wellness and digital health. Trina specializes in translating evidence-based medicine into practice in; care delivery in--obesity, physical activity and emotional well being.
She believes in the usage of human-centered research and design methods, to solve thorny problems in healthcare.
Who is supported by the fund?
Students who have completed at least half of their studies at the time of applying.
Entrepreneur Teams of up to 3 people. Teams that are made up of a majority of students are only funded in exceptional cases.
The grant covers personal living expenses:
Graduates with a university degree receive 2,500 euro/month
Students receive 1,000 euro/month...MORE
CHALLENGE STATEMENT EXAMPLES
Over a third (32%) with mental health issues have not told anyone at work, 28 percent have told their manager, 25 percent have disclosed to coworkers other than their manager, 20 percent
disclosed on their employment application
and 19 percent told their HR department.
Up to 80% of those treated for depression show an improvement in their symptoms, usually within 4 to 6 weeks of beginning medication, psychotherapy, support groups or a combination of these approaches. At the same time, it has been estimated that up to 50% of people suffering from depression are not currently receiving treatment.
YOUTH ORGANIZATION PARTNERSHIP
If you and your youth organization members feel as strongly as we do about addressing the gaps in mental health awareness, then explore partnering with us by booking a Impact Design Weekend of your own and keep friends and family home -- and safe!
THANKING OUR VOLUNTEERS
We thank youth leader who promoted this Impact Design framework, and actively contributed to amplifying the urgent need for youth perspectives in evidence-based research and awareness in youth organizations and educational entities.
Special thanks to our Media Partner; You'll Marketing & Branding for making these videos come to life!