2019 Visualising Mental Health initiative
Winner: Monster Me
Monster Me team - Kimberly Molenaar, Kit Ying Chloe Yau & Amelia Nichols
Second Place: Mother in the Making
Mother in the Making team – Lulu Hardy, Winnie Packer, Sophie Horvat and Hannah Brooks
Third Place (prototyped if funded secured through crowdfunding): No Shit!
No Shit! team – Michaela DiFabio, Chelsea Gilbert, Jamie Sowton and Ruby Byrne
SA Mental Health Commission Honourable Mention: Feeliens
Feeliens team – Chloe Mulligan, Lianna Andersen and Jordan Minervini
Institute of Private Practising Psychologists Special Commendation: Humpty: The Great Fall
Humpty: The Great Fall team – Andrew Liu, Jordan Francis, Ben Lu and Kim Nguyen
The winning student concept that will have a limited production run is Monster Me. The students designed a mobile game for children aged 6-12 years that aims to show them that mental health is just as important as physical health and needs to be valued and taken care of equally. Funding for the limited production run has been provided through a grant from the SA Mental Health Commission.
The second placed team, Mother in the Making, designed a reflective prompt journal that is a tool to enable new mothers to explore the myriad emotions they’re experiencing and to better understand how they’re feeling throughout this experience. Mother in the Making will have a limited production run once we secure funds through a crowdfunding campaign. The SA Mental Health Commission will provide support for the crowdfunding campaign.
The third placed team is No Shit!. No Shit! is based on an idea to address the complexities of courtesy on social media platforms and presented as a card game. The No Shit! design solution encourages face-to-face interaction to recharge relationships and engage in respective acts of good will.
The winning prototypes and posters of the student’s concepts can be seen in the Visualising Mental Health 2019 Exhibition at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, UniSA until 23 October 2019.