Yoga and meditation are evolving from personal pursuits to institutional aids as employers, schools, prisons, and the NHS seek to tap into their physical and mental health benefits. How can the widespread adoption of these practices help enhance the wellbeing of society as a whole?
Festivals might be known for music, mud, and cheap beer, but there are now over 1,000 wellness festivals every year in the US. Celebrating holistic living and mindfulness, they're bringing together yoga teachers, meditation instructors and wellness lovers for a new kind of festival experience.
The Western world is in the grip of an anxiety epidemic, yet while rates of mental illness have surged, health services have struggled to keep up. Could effective care be delivered by an app? That’s the goal of Joyable, which offers CBT treatments to social anxiety sufferers through their smartphones.
The global cost of mental healthcare is set to exceed $6 trillion by 2030, and as dementia, depression and anxiety afflict a greater number of people, it’s unlikely that existing treatment options will be able to meet demand. Can tech, drugs or video games provide a viable alternative?
Subscription boxes have helped FMCG brands get their goods directly into customers’ hands with minimal effort. With the Pause box, mental health charity Mind is looking to establish the same kind of automatic commitment to boost its donations and help subscribers improve their mental health.