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As we’re approaching the end of Mental Health Week, it’s important for us to realise that it can not be the end of the conversation and can not be the end in our attempts to shift the statistics surrounding mental health problems and stress.

Here at Elephant, we have long been committed to helping individuals understand their physical health with the use of innovative information and interactive technology and we are incredibly proud that earlier this week we were able to launch our mental health solution, The Bamboo Theory.

Our objective has been to create interactive tools that would allow individuals to understand their mental well being, simply. We were keen to move away from the far reaching labels we have become used to and look at more practical and objective definition, insights and management and recovery options.

It is important that we make monitoring mental health objective, stigma free and a simple part of every day life and we are hoping that in delivering our new tools via our interactive kiosks, we can start to facilitate this.

This week, Mental Health Awareness Week has focused on our experience and understanding of stress which unusually isn’t often considered as part of ‘mental health’ in the same way depression and anxiety are yet 3 out of 4 of us have experienced overwhelming levels of stress at some time in our lives. It’s ridiculous that we do not consider this to be part of our mental health – and health as a whole – and whether it’s in the workplace, a GP surgery or a school or university, the combined self-health Elephant kiosks can help individuals immediately understand the impact stress is having on our minds and bodies.

If you’d like to know more about out self health kiosks, please do get in touch via hello@elephantkiosks.co.uk and if you would like to learn more about The Bamboo Theory or access the free resources that are available on our website, please do visit www.thebambootheory.co.uk