We were approached by Slam, a leading mental health trust, and the Anna Freud Centre, a young person's mental health charity. They asked us to work together with young people with ADHD to identify ways in which some of their symptoms could be alleviated through the use of technology.
Discovery and Design
One young person taught us about 'Stims' - self-soothing exercises performed by people with a number of disorders helping them to relax, focus their minds and concentrate in the face of overwhelming sensory input. Her idea of a "virtual self-soothe box" was so complete and compelling that we decided to bring it to reality for our app.
We built an app which:
- Engages our audience with fun and friendly design and animations
- Enables users to save their own personalised stims so they can easily use them in the future
- Allows our users to connect with other people facing similar struggles via a stim-sharing platform
- Gives near-complete access to the app offline and from the home screens through the use of Progressive Web App technology
See The Real Deal
Check out Stimmy Things here
As experts in the mental health of children and families, we needed experts in digital design and development … and we found in InFact! We’ve worked with various members of the team for 2 years, and their design ideas, attention to detail, enthusiasm, and ultimately, end products have always been extremely impressive. The latest example of our partnership is Stimmy Things, which exemplifies their talent for taking a great idea, and turning it into something really beautiful, usable and helpful. We can’t wait to work with InFact again!
Alex Goforth, Programme Lead Children & Young People's IAPT at Anna Freud Centre