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Our search for a #user #psychologist

I’ve been talking about this offline for long enough now. Time to put our search out there online and serious. At Mental Snapp we are looking for a psychologist to join the team initially on a freelance basis, who has their own experience of using mental health services. We are proud to be user led…

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Mental health – Utopia for Realists

I’m in Carluccio’s. I love Carluccio’s. I wanted somewhere quiet to sit and think after a busy morning. Back in January, I met the civil servant who operates as Head of Campaigns for the Cabinet Office, Claire Pimm. We exchanged some ideas about mental health and the future of policy, and particularly in reference to…

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Blue Monday 2018

Today is Blue Monday, calculated to be the most depressing day of the year. At this point, reading this, you might be on a train to work, surrounded by commuters, wishing yourself back to Christmas, or forward to spring, anywhere but – as you look at grey faces around you – here. The history of…

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We won the Stelios Award!

This has been an amazing few days. I’ll remember the week starting the 12th November 2017 most likely for the rest of my life. The date is easy to remember for me, it’s my mum’s birthday. And on that day my family gathered in Richmond for a celebration Sunday lunch. Meanwhile, I was in Chelsea…

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Our market research so far

It has been an interesting journey so far with our market research, and we’re not over yet. We started with the idea that people would want to add video to their medical record, and since then we have pivoted to a social model of mental health. This is by listening to users, clinicians and people…

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The 'really disabled' argument

At Mental Snapp, we don’t refer to ‘mental health service users’ but to ‘people actively managing their mental health’. Which to a certain extent we all do, but for some it is a more full time occupation than others. In the light of this, it seems appropriate to look at George Freeman’s remarks today, which…

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We are live!

These are photos from the moment we went live… we had known for a day or so that we could in theory press the button at any moment, but it took a Skype call with the development company, the amazing Systango, and a bottle of prosecco to actually press the button! This is the culmination…

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Happy Christmas 2016

A very happy Christmas from a bumper year’s end. I’m sitting in my home office listening to Judy Garland singing the most beautiful, most melancholy Christmas tunes. Gorgeous, shiver down your spine stuff. It has been a shiver down the spine year, not always in a good way, as we’ve looked at the news. But…

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Pitch pitch pitch – could you be involved?

It’s pitch central at Mental Snapp at the moment. We’re meeting investors and pitching formally and informally in forums such as accelerators, competitions, informal meetings and conferences as we move towards the next phase of the project. Excited that we’ve been selected by the Wayra Health Accelerator to pitch next week, and this is one…

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