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Our Idea

Why did your team choose to focus on this challenge?

For some people suffering from mental health issues like depression, isolation and loneliness is a huge factor. We would like to create an app called "Happy Hour", where people suffering from depression could become aware of local events that they could sign up to eg walking group, volunteering opportunities, classes as well as virtual workshops around topics such as meditation, CBT, advice from psychologists/psychiatrists.

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

We learned that much more people struggle than you think and how bad the isolation can actually feel. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will experience depression. 38000 males committed suicide in 2021 and 39000 committed suicide in 2022.

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

Our hero is called Danny. Danny is a single father who suffers from depression and social anxiety. Money is tight but he is pro-active and interested in bettering his mental health. He often feels lonely and isolated. Clubs and gyms can cost a lot of money to join. It would be great for Danny if he could access groups/activities locally either free of charge or for a small fee. Not only would these activities boost his health but making social connections would undoubtedly reduce the intensity of mental health issues.

Ask your Mentor anything.

Would you be able to give us anymore inspiration? Where do we go next with this? Do you know of any resources that may help us?

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