#mentalhealthartists

A few weeks back me and a few mental health mates started meeting on a regular basis to chuck a ball around, have some mindful moments and support each other in our mental health creativity missions. It was liberating, and some extraordinary things are coming out of some very ordinary moments that we shared together. …

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Stelios Foundation – winning the award

The Stelios Foundation is run by Sir Stelios himself, of EasyGroup. Winning the Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs, which he established with the charity Leonard Cheshire, was an amazing experience. Once we were shortlisted there was a whirlwind couple of weeks of filming, media interviews and of course a final interview with Sir Stelios himself, who…

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Ideas and Pioneers

Paul Hamlyn Foundation have been amazing supporters of Mental Snapp ever since we got funding from them back in 2016 to establish the first version of the app, funded under the first year of their Ideas and Pioneers fund. Since then they’ve asked Hannah back to speak and convey the Mental Snapp vision, and given…

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Cambridge Social Ventures – a rigorous training

Cambridge Social Ventures are brilliant. We’ve been on their start up course from Autumn 2018 and thoroughly benefited from their expertise in preparing for our seed round of investment. They’ve helped us strengthen our processes and structures and given us some great advice, training and support. More

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BGV – super cool investors

BGV have been our investors, mentors and supporters since 2017 when we had a first version of the app being testing by London Southbank University. We did their accelerator in spring that year and were rigorously put through our paces in learning lean start up principles, testing and developing the product and the proposition. They…

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Full page in the Evening Standard

It was right at the start of our journey that we scooped a full page feature in the Evening Standard. So much has changed since then, the business model and the whole concept has altered. But it hasn’t changed the excitement of seeing Mental Snapp featured so prominently in a newspaper with that kind of…

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Live on BBC

It was an amazing buzz to feature live on the BBC News Channel fresh from winning the Stelios Foundation Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs. It was my first time in the new BBC Broadcasting House in Regents Street, and it felt exciting – I instagrammed going through the doors – and weirdly familiar from watching W1A.…

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Janus God of January

  January, the first month of each year, gets its name from the Roman god Janus, who has two faces, one looking forward, one looking back. As a team of people with lived experience of mental health at Mental Snapp, it’s an apt metaphor to us and for a vision of how people might get…

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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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#wecanMH

I’m getting ready this week to pitch my heart out at the launch of Flamingo Punk, the new agency offering comms support to businesses on a mission. I’m excited to do so because I think we’re at a real turning point in Mental Snapp on our mission in mental health. In my work as a…

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