Mind Kit Helps People Understand Their Emotional Distress

Mind Kit Helps People Understand Their Emotional Distress
Design

Mindnosis sets out to improve a person's experience of mental health assessment services with design

Emma Hutchings
  • 10 july 2017

Designer Sara Lopez developed a toolkit to help make it easier for people to access mental health services. A recent graduate from Central Saint Martins in London, Lopez completed Mindnosis as her final year project for the M.A. in Industrial Design.

The purpose of this kit is to improve a person’s experience of mental health assessment services through design. The aim of the project was to discover what a person thinks and feels in emotional distress. Mindnosis offers self-exploratory tools and one-to-one meetings, helping to validate personal learning and help those who are experiencing mental distress and struggling to make sense of it.

The kit aims to remove stigma around mental health, with concerned relatives and friends able to refer users to the service. It is also self-empowering, as users can answer their queries without the usual long wait times. The tools can be ordered anonymously from the website so that people have the opportunity to gain insight into personal circumstances in a non-medical setting. They will be sent out in the mail in nondescript packaging. One week after the kit has been delivered, users receive a text invite to meet one of the contributors to the toolkit to discuss their experiences and co-create an action plan.

Mindnosis helps people understand emotional distress and reach out for the help they need. The useful toolkit contains six steps for a mindful journey. Users can discover their concerns, record them daily, try out new activities, learn about wellbeing, share their findings and meet peers. Some of the tools provided include a journal for recording thoughts and feelings, and activity cards that combine mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, and tips from peers.

You can check out this innovative project in the video below.

Mindnosis

Designer Sara Lopez developed a toolkit to help make it easier for people to access mental health services. A recent graduate from Central Saint Martins in London, Lopez completed Mindnosis as her final year project for the M.A. in Industrial Design.

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