The B!G Idea Dashboard > Team > Mental Monkeys

Our Idea

Why did your team choose to focus on this challenge?

Our team chose to focus on this challenge as it was a very important topic to us. Not only was the topic important to us but it is important today in a world of social media and comparisons. We wanted to help people who feel like they are struggling in silence.

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

We have learnt that 60.9% female struggle with mental health and only 39.1%of men, we have decided to focus on a male for our hero profile as we feel it is less discussed. We also learnt that most common concerns for teenagers are feelings, thinking, physicals, family, peers and relationships so we involved this information in our hero profile.

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

Our hero is a teenage boy who is suffering from depression. He wants to do well in school but his mental health is affecting his studies. He is ashamed and embarrassed so he will not speak up. He does not know where to go for help. One of our solutions is a wellbeing room in school. This room would consist of comfy couches, a tea station, calm lighting, positive quotes, fruit bowels etc. We think this would be a good place for people who not only have mental health problems but who feel anxious or stressed due to exams. Our second idea is an app where you can get help without ever needing to tell anyone. This app would have a chat line where you can message or call a therapist for advice and help. It would also have audios and videos to help calm and relax you. These audios and videos may help with anxiety, stress and sleepless nights.

Ask your Mentor anything.

We would like to ask our mentor: - which idea they feel is strongest. - What the they think we could add to our ideas. - Is there anything they feel we are missing out on.

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