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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Steak frites and salade de tomate

This was my lunch today just by Gare du Nord station – I’m in Paris! The Hello Tomorrow conference is on here Thursday and Friday http://summit.hello-tomorrow.org/. Looking forward to meeting some great innovators in health and other fields from around Europe. Also had a fantastic adventure in Parc de la Villette, where there is a…

Read More

Do the hustle… #VOOM stylee

“Google Voom – V-O-O-M” called George over his computer counter. George is of Greenwich CC, Internet cafe owner and fixer of MacBooks extraordinaire. I’m on the hustle. In the massive rain on Wednesday my laptop got water damage and I’ve brought it in here. It’s dead, no joy. It worked for a bit, and then……

Read More

Prototype – our year of adventure starts here!

We’re delighted to announce here that we’ve been funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to develop a prototype of the Mental Snapp platform, which we will have a working model of by the end of the year. It’s an exciting journey, and one that turns this idea, which we have been discussing in coffee shops,…

Read More

Ringing the changes

At this time of the change of the year, it seems a good time to reflect on what we’ve done so far with Mental Snapp and the theory of change that we are proposing. I was asked over dinner before Christmas what our theory of change is, and came out with an answer that satisfied…

Read More

Happy Christmas from Mental Snapp!

  A round up of the year – and thanks for your input from Mental Snapp View this email in your browser HELLO & the best of the Christmas season to you. from mental snapp VERY MANY THANKS This is to say how much we’ve appreciated your support, whether ear bending, email replying, sounding board,…

Read More

New logo coming soon…

There will soon be a new logo on our site, and we’re delighted to say that it will be that of our first funder, UnLtd, the fund for social entrepreneurs. I’ll be meeting the team and having an induction in London Wall tomorrow, and we’re really looking forward to developing a great working relationship with…

Read More

Resilience and the emotional roller coaster

Blimey this is a journey of ups and downs. And an interesting one to go on as a mental health service user. Monday was black despair – Tuesday mild encouragement – Wednesday enthusiasm – Thursday more enthusiasm – and Friday, today, potential for more bleak thoughts. What we’ve decided however as a team is that…

Read More