Moodbeam Partners With The Mintridge Foundation

//Moodbeam Partners With The Mintridge Foundation

Moodbeam Partners With The Mintridge Foundation

Today, Tuesday 3rd December is known across the globe as Giving Tuesday and that is why we thought that there is no better way to launch our partnership with the brilliant team at Moodbeam.

We can’t wait to get more of this incredible product onto the arms of people across the country to help everyone to recognise how they feel through a wearable device at the push of a button.

Read on to find out more, but when you order, don’t forget to enter the code: FIVEMINT5. This will give you a 5% discount as well as 5% being donated to the Mintridge Foundation to help raise valuable funds so that we can reach further young people across the country.

Moodbeam came about through a personal need.

A busy mum wanted to find a way of being able to

see how her young daughter was feeling when she

wasn’t with her.

After partnering with a friend who was already a

successful innovator, Moodbeam’s potential began

to escalate, quickly finding itself visualised as an

added metric within child and adult mental health,

social care, education, workplace wellbeing,

personal development and as an aid to self

awareness, deeper conversations and meaningful

communication.

Never really knowing where it would take them,

Jonathan and Christina went on a journey of

discovery. The first ones to admit that they’ve

never had a definite business plan, the one thing

they’ve always been determined to do is change

lives for the better.

Something that started as a useful tool in a

parental setting has gone on to become the

world’s first wearable device, capable of logging

and visualising moods and helping those who want

to see how they, or a loved one, feel when they’re

not with them.

Moodbeam allows its user to log, track and

visualise their mood thanks to its innovative

hardware device and bespoke application-driven

analytics platform. Once the user has pressed the

‘positive or ‘negative’ button their mood is logged,

time stamped and is stored locally until it comes in

close proximity to a paired, trusted device where it

automatically downloads.

That information is stored safely in the cloud,

allowing the user, or in the case of a much younger

person, older person or cared for individual, their

guardian to see the highs and lows of their day.

Up until now there has been no recognised metric

for happiness and wellbeing. Certainly nothing

exists that can capture moods instantly and

accurately to visualise mental health.

Two years of successful prototype trials within both

personal and professional settings produced such

rich insights and compelling feedback, to the

extent that the company received £200,000 in

health tech funding in June 2018, to bring the

product to market.

That product, in the form of a wearable two button

band, Moodbeam One has just launched onto the

market with 25% of its first batch of wearables

already sold.

Moodbeam One and its companion app has been

hailed as an honest conversation starter. Anyone

who’s ever been feeling low or despairing will

relate to the inability to communicate either face to

face or even remotely by text or email. Being able

to log how we feel, and if we want to, share that

information whether it be with a trusted friend,

family member or therapist means we eliminate

the need to look someone in the eye and honestly

say how we truly feel.

It’s not just for the treatment of existing conditions

though, but is now cited as an early intervention

tool to promote positive self awareness, confirming

and evidencing the highs in the user’s day, giving

them more self understanding. Some have hailed it

as “Mindfulness in Practice,” others as “the chance

to own your mood and self triage those triggers in

your own time through journal entries in the app”.

To give some examples, Moodbeam has been

used by people with anxiety and body image

disorders, depression, autism, cancer patients,

managing directors, the visually impaired, people

with sleep disorders, yogis, mindfulness coaches,

nutritionists, those with eating disorders, clinical

psychologists, hypnotherapists and EFT, personal

development and employee engagement trainers,

not to mention anxious parents, husbands and

wives.

Bringing things right up to date, 2019 has seen a

real dawn of understanding why it is so important

to address and support wellbeing and preventative

mental health.

Workplace wellbeing has now become a hot topic

of debate within the mental health arena. Many of

the companies Moodbeam has partnered with, or

been supported by, to champion better approaches

to achieving a happier work/life balance genuinely

want to help change the lives of those they work

with on a daily basis.

When you look at the following statistics, the

gravity and urgency of the situation becomes all

too apparent.

• Mental ill health is the largest cause of burden of

disease in the UK

• The economic costs of mental health issues in

England have been estimated at £105 billion

each year

• In an average classroom, ten children will have

witnessed their parents separate, eight will have

experienced severe physical violence, sexual

abuse or neglect, one will have experienced the

death of a parent and seven will have been

bullied

• Half of mental ill health starts by age 15 and 75%

develops by age 18

(https://mhfaengland.org/mhfa-centre/researchand-

evaluation/ mental-health-statistics/ )

These figures relate to mothers, fathers,

daughters, sons and they it’s within all our

interests to start chipping away at what might be.

By supporting companies like Moodbeam, you are

helping the start up’s mission. Which is to change

lives for the better through the use of moodlogging

technology.

The Mintridge Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to enhancing life skills in young people through sport. We provide a support network for young people by harnessing the power of positive sporting role models. The Mintridge Foundation assists young people of all ages, abilities and physical capabilities to develop confidence and resilience, and creates awareness of the importance of mental and physical wellbeing through sport. 

Our team of Ambassadors  – Olympians, Paralympians and other professional sports stars from over 20 sports, both team and individual – work with young people in schools, clubs and academies across the UK. Starting with visits including assemblies, coaching clinics and classroom sessions tailored to each organisation’s requirements, our ambassadors can then provide one- on- one remote mentoring in a safeguarded environment, delivered via technology such as Skype and Playwaze to build a lasting legacy for individuals.

The Mintridge Foundation’s successes demonstrate the incredible power of sport; from a mentee’s selection to represent Great Britain in their chosen field to enabling disabled children to find confidence and happiness just through participation. Understanding life after sport, we also support our Ambassadors in their transition from active sport to the next stage of their careers.

2019-11-26T18:50:27+00:00 November 26th, 2019|