Some interesting projectsPosted: February 24, 2012
We’re really excited about the conference and in preparation have been scouring the web for the kinds of ideas that might come out of the day. Here is a selection below. Hopefully some of the people behind these ideas will be with us on the day to share their insights.
http://mindapples.org/ – Your five-a-day, but for your mind.
http://moodpanda.com/ – Tracking your mood, with the help of a panda
http://moodjam.com/ – Similar to Mood Panda, but less Pandas and more colours
http://buddyapp.org/ – A diary to help you track what makes you feel good and what makes you feel bad.
http://www.actionforhappiness.org/ – A global movement to promote happiness
http://www.getsomeheadspace.com/ – Meditation made easy, in 10 minutes
All of these apps, websites, and projects have something in common. They all use the power of new technology to help people’s mental health. Mobile apps and websites present unique opportunities to give people a different narrative through which to understand their mental life. Before these technologies existed someone might visit a counsellor or psychologist once a week, now there can be support through the web on a daily basis. All of these examples help to empower the person, to do things with them, rather than to them.
We hope that our conference can produce something as innovative as these projects.