For every 10 Moodbeam One wearables purchased through the website we will set one aside for someone who needs one but doesn’t have access to one...
Moodbeam was introduced to Tackling the Blues and immediately wanted to help them with their project. Tackling the Blues is a sport, physical activity and education-based mental health awareness programme targeting young people aged 6-16 who are experiencing, or are at risk of developing, mental illness.
It’s delivered by The Department of Sport and Physical Activity and The Faculty of Education at Edge Hill University and Everton FC in the Community, and to date has engaged over 650 young people weekly in primary schools, secondary schools and community groups.
Working closely with Jack Mullineux, the project co-ordinator, they will help oversee the implementation of the wearables into the project.
Jack shares his hopes for the initiative: “Having spoken to our colleagues at the University about the Moodbeam product, we realised this was something that we were interested in using as part of our project. We feel that, with our existing knowledge, the children’s natural excitement at trying something new and through the simple tech that Moodbeam offers, we have a really innovative way of getting them to open and share how they feel. We’ll equally get to see where we’re making an impact and what areas we can develop for the benefit of the young people we work with.”
"10% of children and young people (aged 5-16 years) have a clinically diagnosable mental problem, yet 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age." - The Children’s Society
"Between 2011 and 2015, more than 1,400 construction workers in the UK took their own lives, the highest number for any profession." - Office for National Statistics.