The Shopper Stopper and me
By Janet Tuite - 06 Oct 2017
I have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I and all those around me have lived with my illness and unpredictable bouts of intense anger, insecurities and impulsiveness for the last 50 years and more. Throughout this time I have been receiving sick pay, weekly pay, a salary and DLA at various times. I have sold flats, received small inheritances, had loans, lent out thousands of pounds, but somehow I am always skint.
The Shopper Stopper - an evaluation
By Nic Murray - 05 Oct 2017
93% of people with mental health problems spend more when they’re unwell. Symptoms of mental health problems, like increased impulsivity, memory problems and difficulties planning ahead can make resisting the temptation to shop tricky.
Artificial empathy - the next step in mental health tech?
By Martin Vowles - 08 Jun 2017
If only I had a heart...
We’ve traditionally held a sort of master-slave relationship with our tech. We ask it to perform a task for us and it completes it. Is it now time to deepen this relationship? Can we invest our trust in artificial intelligence to help manage our behaviour? A kind of artificial empathy?
Can data shape the future of mental health support?
By Rich McEachran - 07 Sep 2016
Open data is being used to design resources for people with mental health conditions to help them find the right support.
Plexus is aiming to achieve just this. Built by the digital studio M/A, with funding from the Open Data Institute, the knowledge base is being used to design resources for people with mental health conditions, their families, and even employers, to find support available in local areas, seek advice on how best to cope with returning to work after a period off and understand employee rights and employer responsibilities.