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Our Idea

Why did your team choose to focus on this challenge?

This challenge stuck out to us as a group as it affects our peers greatly. This topic is spoken about widely but we feel that there have been no solutions that actually help people deal with mental health fully. It’s a very relevant issue in today’s world especially after the Covid-19 pandemic. Nowadays, people open up more about their issues but we feel there aren’t much options after they’ve opened up.

What have you learned about the challenge that you didn't know before?

What we didn’t know was that there were so many variations of mental health issues that aren’t looked at as much; such as post partum depression and male depression. We really looked into post partum depression as it weighed in our minds a lot, especially with all the babies being born during the pandemic. We also wanted to find a way for teens not to feel isolated and socialise with their peers whilst doing something they like.

Outline the specific problem you would like to solve for your Hero and two or three solutions you think would help.

(1) Consulting App: This would be an anonymous online app/ forum for couples dealing with post partum issues. On this app, the struggling couples would anonymously text others who have previously gone through similar issues. They could share coping mechanisms and make people not feel alone. Location based services; doctors, nanny services etc will be listed. There would be a diary/blog section on the app where people could write publicly if they wish. (2) After School hobbies: After working for 7 hours, some students want to be around their peers while doing some hobbies they wouldn’t get time to otherwise do. For example, baking in the home ec rooms, painting in the art room or spending time in the oratory. Of course, not every student will be able to do this every day but it could be a thing where students show up when they want to. It would essentially be an after school for approx 2 hours.

Ask your Mentor anything.

We were wondering why you got into this field and what are some of your ideas? We would like to know more about your job and what you do on a day-to-day basis.

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