Poor mental health is a challenge, not only for the individual but for their family and community. As Bristol is our company's home town, we wanted to try to tackle a big problem in a positive way.
It's been our experience that when people need help they either face a long wait or don't know where to go - neither of which help in a crisis.
As a wellbeing and personal development company, promoting good mental health is a big part of what we do. We start by asking, "What does good look like to you?"
So we invite you, the passionate people of Bristol to come together and solve this issue!
A Hackathon happens when you pose a question, outline the challenges and come up with potential solutions.
We are holding our Hackathon to ask the question: "How can we solve the mental health problem in Bristol?"
We don't mean solve so that no-one suffers, we mean solve so that no-one feels alone in their time of need. In particular we would like to focus on men's mental health, student mental health and the problems of isolation and stigma. We would like to use our experiences and that of our attendees, to join up the services that already exist and outline any gaps in the provisions made.
This evening will be informative, compassionate and productive, as we aim to document our findings in time for Mental Health Awareness week.
Come and join us, your opinion matters.
We will be inviting local council members, interested charities and those working in this field. If you or your family have been affected we would like to hear from you too.
This is an open event and so if you would like to bring your energy and opinion, we would love you to come along,
We hope to learn about what is already in existence and identify any gaps, to include in a report for Mental Health Awareness week.