Combining mental health with nature

For Rosalind Mann, who lives in Chippenham with her two children, it was taking part in a COVID related hackathon that spurred this entrepreneur to co-found her mental wellbeing app and social business, Saku Min

Saku Mind is a mental wellbeing app designed to connect people with fellow Saku explorers and the outdoors. It engages with activities relating to the five ways of wellbeing: connect, give, take notice, be active and keep learning. The Saku app tracks the impact of the activities on mood, wellbeing, and the environment and a Saku avatar tree grows as the wellbeing of participants blooms.  

Rosalind is one of our inc. entrepreneurs. inc is our social incubator, part of our drive to develop innovative and sustainable ways to drive change across our communities, to invest in their future through a range of initiatives that improve life chances and remove barriers.

Saku Mind is now working with us to support our work in mental health and wellness. The Aster Foundations Mental Wellness and Resilience programme trains and educates around 2,000 people and businesses per year to help them understand how to improve their own wellbeing, as well as how to support those around them.  Last year the Foundation trained 1,421 people and aims to help at least 20,000 people improve their mental health and wellness by 2030. 

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