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Our Mission

Support

1 million users with their mental health

#GetVocal

and break mental health stigma!

Relieve

pressure on NHS Mental Health services

Our Beliefs

Approximately 792 million people are affected by mental health issues worldwide.
Mental illness is the second-largest source of disease in England and sadly the stats could be much higher, as 70-75% of people with diagnosable mental illness do not access support and receive no treatment or advice at all.

1,377,166 people were in contact with NHS mental health services at the end of December 2019. And since then?
We have experienced testing periods of lockdown, isolation and fear.

Our worldwide social media consumption has increased dramatically (figures having climbed by over 87% in some parts of the world!) – on the very platforms plagued with filtered images, false realities and demanding personal expectations which leaves us often questioning our own worth – ‘Are we really good enough?’

We believe that everyone deserves access to free mental health support and advice.
We believe that social media should be used to connect, empower and inspire each other.
And we believe that 792 million people battling mental health issues worldwide should NOT fight alone.

Do you believe what we believe?

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The App

VocalMinds is unlike any other social media platform.

We’re here to help solve the global mental health crisis by bringing together the power of digital communities.

We are here to help break mental health stigma by providing supportive, online communities which provide support right in the very moments we need it most. No waiting lists, no complicated assessments… just raw experiences and advice from others who’ve been through something similar.

We all have mental health and it is ok to share your thoughts and feelings.

VocalMinds provides a safe space for you to access community support at the times you need it most, track trends in your mental health, help others and develop sustainable mental wellbeing habits for life. We’re here to cater for everyone – whether you’re struggling with PTSD, OCD, Anorexia, Bulimia, Anxiety, Depression or any kind of addiction… know that support is only a tap away.

VocalMinds is for everyone and you’ll be able to download our app very soon on the App Store and Google Play Store.

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      VocalMinds Ambassadors

      We’re searching for passionate individuals to join us on our journey to change the world for good. We’re fast movers, looking for people who genuinely want to make a difference, positively impact the lives of others and help to make the online world a safer place to scroll.

      VocalMinds Ambassadors are the beating heart of VocalMinds. Our early adopters, our biggest supporters and cherished friends, working together on a movement to positively impact the lives of others.

      Join us in becoming a VocalMinds Ambassador by completing our contact form and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours!

      Become a VocalMinds Ambassador:

        Why
        VocalMinds?

        I’m Alex Bradshaw – Founder of VocalMinds.

        I’ve worked in social media marketing for seven years and struggled with Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Anorexia since I was 13 years old.

        I started my career working for a startup luxury fashion brand in Manchester City Centre. It was my dream job – connecting with influential people to share our products with their audiences online. This was towards the start of ‘influencer marketing’ – a strategy which then took the world by storm.

        I scrolled through social media every single day as part of my job. I’d watch YouTube videos and trawl through Instagram in awe of influencer lifestyles – their flashy cars, worldwide travel opportunities, ‘perfect’ relationships and overnight success stories. I couldn’t help but feel completely inadequate.

        And this didn’t stop with influencers. I started to feel threatened by posts from my family and friends, as their seemingly ‘perfect’ online lives dampened my reality. I began questioning my self-worth, second guessing my every move and striving for this perfection I saw online. I believed it would validate my existence.

        In 2014 my mental health worsened and I spiralled into Anorexia Nervosa, a dangerous eating disorder. Life started to crumble around me as I obsessed over my appearance and punished myself for not measuring up to online expectations. I edited all of my photos (often deleting them days after because I felt too ashamed and embarrassed) and I lost contact with all of my friends, having ignored their messages and hiding away in fear of judgement and social anxiety. I pushed my family away and felt there was no way of ever escaping my self-despair.

        Speaking truthfully – I craved somewhere to turn to for support and advice. People say ‘talk to someone’ – but I didn’t want to. I felt ashamed and I didn’t fully recognise that I was actually struggling with a diagnosable mental

        health condition. At the time I just felt as though I was a failure and that nobody could help me. When I felt at my lowest, I turned to social media in the hope I would find helpful content from others feeling the same – but instead I was presented with more and more highlight reels. This left me feeling isolated, alone and as though no-one understood. But that wasn’t the case.

        I designed VocalMinds as a safe space and supportive online community. A place we can all call home, available to turn to whenever we’re struggling.

        Social media is an incredibly powerful tool which brings people together. So why not use it for good? VocalMinds is a designated space online for mental health: to help, encourage, empower and support each other.

        I hope you’ll join me on this journey by downloading VocalMinds and helping us to create positive change in a world faced with continuous challenges. I’m very excited for the future of mental health – and I hope you are too!

        Do you have any questions? Please feel free to send us an email on [email protected]

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        I’m Dave Vaughan. I am many things. A dad, a son, a brother, a friend. I run a charity supporting people with addiction. I live with depression and OCD.

        A Parent’s Perspective…

         

        This is a parent’s perspective watching her daughter battle anorexia. VocalMinds is a community all about mental health support and advice.

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        My name is Libbie, I’m 20 years old and even though my mental health has been a big part of my life for nearly 7 years, it’s still really hard to talk about.

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