Mark Owers writes about the Impact Virtual Reality is having in children’s services .
Is your business thinking about mental health?
Mental health is a hugely profitable market. Now that the stigma surrounding mental health issues is gradually lifting, more people are considering the importance of wellbeing. Not only is this an opportunity for businesses to build genuinely useful, lucrative products and services, but it has encouraged companies to look at the wellness of their own employees as a driver for success.
Recognition, however, is not the same as a remedy. If anything, mental health problems are becoming more prominent. By 2030, for example, the World Health Organisation estimates that depression will place the largest single burden on healthcare globally… Here are seven organisations trying to do something about it.
5) The Cornerstone Partnership
Virtual reality can change what a person sees, how they think, what they feel and even how they behave. This is because users believe they are present in the virtual environment they find themselves in. The perception of being physically present in a non-physical world is an incredible sensation. It's the reason why VR has been used to treat conditions like autism, PTSD, depression, and paranoia; offer pain relief and even promote recovery in paraplegics.
This powerful tool is changing lives for the better. Here are five examples:
Fostering & Adoption
On Friday 15th February, Cornerstone co-hosted with Coventry City Council an event where we discussed the experience of using Cornerstone VR in children’s services.