Andrew Woodhead- LIGHT - A Human Centred Design approach to mental health

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August 27, 2020

Andrew Woodhead- LIGHT - A Human Centred Design approach to mental health

Think of 8 people that you know. That's the number of people that die by suicide every day in Australia. This is a statistic that needs to change and it is our duty as designers and architects of experiences to address this problem.

During this talk, I want to take the opportunity to:

Present my story to the design community on how I have battled, and continue to work hard to manage my anxiety and depression;
Explain what it feels like to deal with anxiety and depression and how I used creativity to produce a beautifully illustrated short story, offering hope and help to all my readers;
How working with a multidisciplinary team allowed me to create and craft a product that used human-centred design to create an effective, helpful and informative tool;
Present my learnings and proven strategies that anyone can try, learn and practice to improve their mental health.

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August 27, 2020
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  1. LIGHT… A Human Centred Design Approach to Mental Health

  2. WHO AM I?!

  3. WHAT DO I DO... PRODUCT MANAGER Young Persons Preventative Mental

    Health Org
  4. SUICIDE Leading cause of death for young Australians More than

    70% will not get help Could lead to a 50% rise in Suicides SUICIDE & MENTAL HEALTH
  5. SUICIDE EARLY INTERVENTION & PREVENTION “There comes a point where

    we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in.” Desmond Tutu
  6. LOST DOWN EXHAUSTED DEPRESSED

  7. ALONE Think of 8 people you know...

  8. HELP

  9. TALK Crisis Support: Lifeline - 13 11 14 or 000

  10. BRENE BROWN “Vulnerability is the birthplace of creativity, innovation and

    change”
  11. MY TEAM @ TOBIAS

  12. PROJECT GOAL & APPROACH

  13. ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

  14. EARLY PROTOTYPING

  15. DESIGN LAYOUT

  16. ILLUSTRATIONS & TESTING

  17. MENTAL HEALTH TOOLKIT

  18. THE FINCH FOUNDATION Noun Finch (n): A bird that represents

    hope and persistence
  19. PERSPECTIVE

  20. TEAM WORK

  21. BREATHE

  22. WE HAVE THE POWER COVID-19 Simulation How the virus spreads...

  23. HOW CAN YOU HELP? Start the conversation & learn how

    to be a help giver!
  24. THANK YOU! thefinchfoundation.com