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My Health Pad - Reduce Your Stress & Anxiety

by Jo Ramsden in Bodmin, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 7th August 2020 we successfully raised £12,920 with 120 supporters in 49 days

We aim to empower people to take more control of their health and wellbeing, and to understand and manage stress triggers and responses.

by Jo Ramsden in Bodmin, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Our bigger plans are and some of the additional money could be used towards

-Even more content

-Allow people to access the App for free and supporting our sustainability plans

-Enabling the App to be NHS recommended  and available through their library.

-Linking the App with Organisations including Charities, Community Groups and Schools

-Making the App multilingual

-We would love to launch the App with a schools programme too!



We need your help so that we can help others. We are Crowdfunding to allow us to Launch our App.


Do you feel stress is getting the better of you? 


Are you feeling out of control? 


Is life happening around you? 


Are you struggling with sleep, work, fatigue, relationships, your sense of wellbeing? 


We provide clear, easy to follow strategies to allow you to better manage the stuff in life that we all have to deal with! Through the App we will show you quick ways to change your movement, your posture, your breathing and your mindset, all simple and practical techniques that you can bring into your daily life straight away.

We are 3 people who are very concerned about the increase in people demonstrating stress related illnesses, and there not always being support readily available. We want to create the ‘My Health Pad’ App as a way to share our simple techniques and easy to use tools to help you maintain good health, prevent illness and recover from poor health. 

There is a great deal we can do for ourselves, and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Our mind and body are inseparable. If one isn’t feeling good the other will be affected.  It doesn’t matter where you are in terms of your health, there will be something here for you.

At My Health Pad we care about your health and wellbeing, and have created this Confidential free tool to manage and improve all aspects of your every day life. My Health Pad offers you a place to assess your state of health, and be really honest about how you are feeling.  It allows you to complete a short personal confidential health questionnaire which then provides options for you to try. You can use the ‘My Health Pad’ App to store health information, keep a health diary, save your favourite tools, practical techniques and ideas.



What is the impact in the UK?


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Let’s do something NOW!  

Rather than attempt to reduce stress related symptoms once they have become established, we feel that the focus should be on helping people to identify the triggers for stress as they arise, and find positive ways to deal with them before they cause mental emotional and physical disturbance. 




The Team behind My Health Pad


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Meet Jo…

Jo has been determined for many years to create a tool to encourage people to enjoy optimum health.  She is particularly interested in illnesses which are invisible such as ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,  Depression, Anxiety and Stress.

 

She is passionate about helping to prevent people becoming poorly by being aware of and listening to their body.  Wanting to support prevention and recovery by providing information, practical tools & guides she had the idea of creating an app for individuals to carry their own personal health guide on their phone always.  Knowing she needed experts to help her Jo has achieved this by teaming up with Dan and Judith and together they created My Health Pad!

 

Jo says “We seem to have stopped listening to our bodies in recent times and we simply want to help you understand your own body and mind better so you can live a content, happy, disease free life.  Have an open mind, give the technique and tools a go – follow the techniques and notice how different you feel.  We have to experience the feeling that these tools provide us with before we can appreciate the benefits.”

 

Meet Judith…


Judith is a speech and language therapist, and also a yoga teacher. Over the years, she has also trained as a counsellor and hypnotherapist, using neuro-linguistic programming to support people with a variety of stress related symptoms.

She has been a director of a personal development training organisation, and in this capacity, provided training to companies and organisations, teaching them how best to support their staff with stress and anxiety in the workplace.

As a communication specialist, she is involved in working with the police and justice system, and as a Registered Intermediary she assesses victims and witnesses with communication difficulties, enabling them to provide their best evidence in police interviews and at court.

In all areas of her working life, Judith has focussed on helping people to help themselves, giving them strategies and techniques which enable them to manage, and start to overcome the impact of stress in their lives.

Meet Dan…


Dan has worked in a number of operational and leadership roles over the past 20 years and during this time has suffered from working in varied and stressful environments. More recently working as a strategic Project manager he shares a passion for supporting people and helping them to achieve their goals.

More recently he has been able to identify these triggers through  the support of a number of holistic methods. He has worked to mentor people that have been in a similar situations and has a very supportive nature.

Dan is also our top geek, helping with everything digital, social and App’y, also supporting with the general development of My Health Pad.

Dan’s wife was diagnosed with MS and post radiotherapy fatigue following treatment for a very rare form of Cancer. Creating tools to support her in the coming years is very important to help her to create opportunities to create memories for them as a family.

Dan has recently embarked on a journey of eastern travel and home education of his 2 children and the space this creates to listen to the mind and body is empowering


We Work with Businesses Too!


Are you planning to support your workforce following the Covid-19 crisis?

We are developing the My Health Pad App so that everyone is able to access it. We will be making it really easy for you to work with us to give your workforce access to a version of the App that could bespoke just for your business. We believe this makes you a really responsible employer.

We are working with our developers to allow the app to be rebranded for your business. We can provide your business with their own brand 'in-house' app to support your workforce with their mental health and wellbeing. 

The support that businesses provide to their workforce is imperative as we move out of the physical health crisis from Covid-19. The below model describes the mental health implications that generally follow after a disaster and there is a great piece of research completed by EdSurge that explains the expected after effects of Covid-19.

However, research also shows that, you can reduce this curve with early intervention. By providing your workforce with access to our easy to use and simple techniques that can be used in the workplace you are directly contributing to their improved wellbeing.

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UK HSE figures for work-related stress 

Work-related stress and anxiety is the leading cause for ill health and sickness absence in Britain, HSE statistics have revealed. 

There were 600,000 cases of work-related stress, anxiety or depression in 2017/18, which accounted for 44% of all the cases of work-related ill health in Britain. The other causes were musculoskeletal disorders (35%) and other types of illness (21%). 

In total 1.4 million working people suffered from work-related ill health in 2017/18. When it comes to the causes of work-related stress, depression or anxiety HSE says workload pressures; including tight deadlines and a lack of managerial support were the main issues (44% of all cases). The report says 15.4 million working days were lost to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2017/18 (Labour Force Survey) with an average of 25.8 days lost per case. 

In total, 57% of all working days lost to ill health were due to stress and anxiety. 


#Shakeout Challenge

Get your friends & family involved and nominate them for a #Shakeout Challenge on Facebook. Make sure you tag us in and we can't wait to see where you are, extra points for the best backdrop!  At the end of our crowdfunded we will select one video to be awarded a My Health Pad #Shakeout T-shirt.

Here is the instructional video and a selection of our fans taking part!!


Rewards Extra


Massive Raffle

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Please note that you must be over 18 to enter due to the prize containing alcohol. this is an all or nothing prize, the full bundle will go to the winner. We will use a random name selector to choose the winner and this will be drawn on 1st August 2020. If you are successful we will contact you to organise a convenient delivery.

Good Luck!

6 blocks of Kernow Chocolate - £15

Bottle of Cornish Elemental Gin - £32

St Eval Candle, Sea Salt - £12

RCup made from reusable coffee cup - £12

Freixenet Cordon Negro - £10

6 Cornish beers in a black hessian presentation bag - £20

Cork Clock made by A Shorth Walk, Perranporth - £15

Tibetan Copper bead bracelet - £25

Hand-made Bonnie Belle shoulder bag – £45

La Ceylon Shirt, Sri Lanka - £40

Indian hand-made note book - £5

Wicker Heart - £10

Orla Kiely tealight holder - £15

Bee Happy friendship pin badges - £10

2 Essential oils - £20

Pair of yoga trousers – £20

2 scented sachets - £10

5 hand-made heart candles - £10

Eye Pillow - £10

Fig & Elderberry scented candle - £8 

Bunch of Cornish flowers - £25

Mawgan Porth print by Whistlefish Gallery - £35

Selection of Organic Sri Lankan teas from Herman Estate, Ginger, Green and Cinnamon - £15





 


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

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£5 Raffle Ticket

Massive Raffle Prize worth over £400!!! Please note that you must be over 18 to enter due to the prize containing alcohol. This is an all or nothing prize, the full bundle will go to the winner. We will use a random name selector to choose the winner and this will be drawn on 1st August 2020. If you are successful we will contact you to organise a convenient delivery. See project for full details and prizes!

£20 or more

£20 gets you access to our Beta App

Pledge £20 today and you can join our crowd. We will provide you with a version Beta App to trial and you can help steer some of the tools and techniques, being some of the first to try them out. You will receive access to this once the Crowdfunder is complete and the Beta version of the App is complete.

£25 or more

£25 gets you one of our #SHAKEOUT t-shirts

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with a limited edition My Health Pad #Shakeout t-shirt. Thank you! you really have made a difference, you will be actively supporting us to create awareness of physical stress relieving tools. You will receive this following completion of the Crowdfunder.

£25 or more

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£25 gets you a Live 1.5hr Virtual Workshop

28% Discount. A workshop with our team focusing on your Wellness. This 1hr 30min workshop will be hosted virtually on Sunday 30th August at 10am. With the amazing Jo & Judith focusing on the 4 elements from MyHealthPad, Physical, Breath, Calm & Mindset. This is a great opportunity to experience real practical advice for day to day living, creating a happier healthier you! We will send you enrollment details via email prior to the event.

£30 or more

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£30 gets you VIP access to our launch party

Pledge £30 today and we'll reward you with an invitation to the My Health Pad launch party in Cornwall. This will include a drinks reception and canapés, entertainment and a great opportunity to network post Covid-19 Lockdown. We will send you an invite once the Crowdfunder is complete. We aim to host this launch party in mid Cornwall post Lockdown. Thank you! you really have made a difference!

£50 or more

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£50 gets you a personalised 20min relaxation

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with a personalised 20min relaxation audio. This can help with relaxation, promotes sleep and reduce stress and anxiety. This will be in digital format and can be produced for yourself or even as a gift for a loved one. We will send you a form to fill in requesting further details once the Crowdfunder is complete.

£70 or more

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£70 gets you 2.5hr Personalised Support

40% Discount. A 1:1 session with our team focusing on your Wellness. This 1hr 30min will be with the amazing Jo & Judith focusing on the 4 elements from MyHealthPad, Physical, Breath, Calm & Mindset. This is a great opportunity to experience real practical advice for day to day living, creating a happier healthier you! You will then have a 1hr follow up session, both held at a time and date to suit you.

£125 or more

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£125 gets you access to our 1 day training course

Pledge £125 today and we'll reward you with a 1 day Training Course for an INDIVIDUAL. Identify the perceived obstacles to achieving optimum wellness. Physical strategies to manage stress and the use of mental and emotional techniques in stress management. We will host in mid Cornwall in July, with 2 qualified trainers and a facilitator. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

£500 or more

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£500 gets your business a branded seated yoga vid

Pledge £500 today and we'll reward you with a branded seated yoga video for your business. It has been proven that employees can really benefit from taking 20min out of their working day to relax, relieve tension and improve musculoskeletal health. We will work with you to access your existing branding and we will record this specifically for your business. You and your employees will really feel the benefits.

£500 or more

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£500 gets your business a branded stress relief

Pledge £500 today and we'll reward you with a branded Stress Relieving Techniques for the office video. A little more active that the seated yoga it has been proven that employees can really benefit from learning these physical strategies to relieve stress & tension caused by work. We will work with you to access your existing branding and we will record this specifically for your business. You and your employees will really feel the benefits.

£1,000 or more

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£1,000 gets your business personalised training

Pledge £1,000 today and we'll reward you with a personalised 1 day Training Course for up to 20 people in your organisation. Identify the perceived obstacles to achieving optimum wellness. Physical strategies to manage stress and the use of mental and emotional techniques in stress management. Hosted at your premises in Devon or Cornwall on a mutually agreed date. 2 qualified trainers and a facilitator will be present .

£10,000 or more

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£10,000 A VIP 5* trip to Cornwall for 10 people.

Wow, you truly are an amazing boss! We'll reward you with a completely personalised weekend in Cornwall for you and 9 of your employees. You will stay in one of Cornwall's premium self catering properties with an onsite chef providing evening meals. You will also have access to our inhouse yoga, stress relieving technique workshop, spa treatments and even a surf lesson. This will be in low season and we will work with you on an agreeable date


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