Social impact: Reducing anxiety and preventing mental ill-health

If we want to improve people's lives, mental health is a good place to begin.

The HUMAN COST

Anxiety and stress highlight the earliest forms of poor mental health in our community. Using pre and post programme surveys, we measure levels of anxiety using validated tools found across health services.

In a sample of 900 people, approximately 1 in 4 people recorded scores indicating they suffer from moderate or severe anxiety that would cause a doctor to refer them to other services. Only these people were not in a doctor’s surgery. They were going about their everyday life.

SHORT COURSE. BIG IMPACT

The post programme shift in people’s anxiety levels is both significant and exciting. 24% of people showed signs of severe anxiety before the programme. This number was reduced to 13% as a result of the programme. Applying that shift to the UK population would be life-changing for 7.6million people.

In a sample size of 900 people experiencing our programme

People transformed their mental health

- 0 %
Average decrease in anxiety​
- 0 %
Reduction in the no. of people in the suffering category

12.8 million working days are lost every year, resulting in fundamental challenges around mental health, productivity & wellbeing. We believe that we have the ability and an obligation to help."

This is our why. This is our fuel and why our ultimate aim is to be not needed because everyone has access to these life-changing skills."

TWO NUMBERS. ONE MISSION

We measured levels of stress and anxiety using validated tools found across health services. We noticed that approximately 1 in 4 people are potentially suffering high levels of anxiety that would cause a doctor to refer them on to other services. Only these people were not in a doctor’s surgery. The were going about their normal life.

The two numbers we believe should be talked about is the % of people in the suffering category before and after our programme. 

% of people in the suffering category BEFORE our training
24%
% of people in the suffering category AFTER our training
13%
Emma Ogilvie

POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH

“We all have mental health and it’s a key ingredient of performance, wellbeing, personal and professional growth. Many of us don’t have the fundamental skills that allow us to thrive emotionally, mentally, socially, and physically. As a direct result of the work we do, that is changing and because it’s skills-based, it naturally scales as people share the skills with colleagues, friends and family.”

Emma Ogilvie – Co-founder and mental health advocate.”

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