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Public Projects for Mental Health

A service to provide a framework for public projects (from arts to sciences) to prevent social distancing from becoming more than physical.

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A dedicated service from relevant companies (across different industries e.g. fashion, graphic design, film, construction, pharmaceutical research etc) to provide major projects for the public to get involved in. With social distancing, although it helps a great deal, many people don’t feel like they are actually doing something and contributing to the global effort to stop this pandemic; all most can do is feel helpless and cheer on NHS workers and vaccine task forces. With companies providing a massive range of projects to get involved in, people (and families) can get involved in contributing to some aspect in this crisis through being creative and collaborative. They can pick and choose areas/industries they are passionate about. For example, a housing / interiors company might pose a project of building a new building and layout for a potential hospital to make it less clinical and better suited to efficiency and comfort during this time. A fashion business might launch a PPE design project. Things like this allow the public to feel like they would be getting involved in the global effort, bring us all closer together and preventing social distancing to become anything more than physical.

What is the need are you focusing on?

Service to boost mental health and allow the general public to contribute to the global effort in many different industries and ways. 

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

The pivot will depend on each company and be specific to them. As such, it is a service which would have to be implemented by each of these businesses.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • No

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

A raise in global morale, akin to the singing in the streets of Italy we saw during lockdown, and increase in collaboration and creativity.

What is your profession?

An undergraduate student at the University of Nottingham.

Where are you located (country)?

United Kingdom

Where are you located (region)?

  • Europe

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Great to have you on the challenge Khalil Ismail ! Could you share on the progress of the idea?

You might also connect with #betterpro by Muneesh Wadhwa ! I see some areas the two of you have in common