Teens and young adults find themselves at a high risk of suffering from mental illnesses. However, with the stigma surrounding the topic of mental health and the lack of access to health care professionals, less than 20% of those at risk will seek help.
There is a mental health epidemic, and the number paint a dire picture. Mental disorders affect 22.2 per 1000 population among 15-24 years. Yet, less than 20% of those suffering will receive the help they need. The topic of mental illness continues to be a social taboo, and the stigmatisation of mental illness hinders treatment.
So how do we help the youth get the treatment they need?
MindSpace is a mental healthcare solution aimed at school and college students. We created a system with both online and offline touchpoints that adopts a holistic approach to mental health, helping students to assess, care for, and restore their mental well-being.
The comprehensive system focuses on providing easy access to mental healthcare professionals for students, while building student networks and communities that strive to provide the means and space for students to have discussions around mental health care. Collaboration with educational institutes and youth groups allows for establishing on-campus protocols for prevention, early detection, and timely treatment.
The MindSpace mobile app is designed to equip the students with unhindered access to mental healthcare. A digitally powered ally on the journey to mental wellness, the app provides instant and remote access to mental healthcare professionals (HCPs) at your fingertips.