HEY, WE'RE JIIGGL, and now is the time to support us because it's #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek !!
Jiiggl is empowering mental health with AI which educates you on how to optimise your mental health and wellbeing, encourages you every step of the way, and refers you to 000's of registered health professionals for online video coaching
No big price tags, no intimidating clinic visits, no long waiting lists. Just low cost, on demand access to professionals all over the world so you can live your best life.
REAL TALK: KATIE'S STORY
Jiiggl cofounder, Katie, found herself spiralling into an unhealthy obsession with food and exercise while at university. Dinners out started to induce anxiety, weight started dropping off until eventually friends and family had to intervene and she was diagnosed with an eating disorder.
Through 2 years of recovery, Katie experienced the struggles that so many go through when seeking help.
- The waiting list for NHS care was too long, so Katie had to seek private care, meaning costs soon added up
- Difficulty finding separate dieticians, psychologists and personal trainers, and a lack of continuity of care/shared information between professionals.
- Disconnected care between home and university
- No ongoing support after being signed off as recovered to prevent relapses and further problems
Eventually though, Katie made a full recovery, and made the decision to leave a corporate graduate job to train as a nutrition coach and fitness professional, before moving into the world of tech as a way to have a bigger impact.
Now, Katie realises that she would never had to go through what she did had she been able to get affordable and easy, quick access to wellness professionals.
If she'd just been able to spend 20 minutes chatting to a dietician, or checked in with a psychologist when she knew something was up...but preventative care for mental health doesn't really exist, and the current system is failing a generation.
Professional wellness care should be a RIGHT, not a privilege, and this is why we need your vote to make Jiiggl a reality!
OUR MENTAL HEALTH IS IN CRISIS
Universities UK's head of mental health, Professor Steve West says "Student mental health is failing a generation" and he ain't wrong. Check out the stats...
- 146 students killed themselves in 2016
- World Health Organisation estimates a massive $1 TRILLION is spend every year on depression and anxiety disorders
- Mental health conditions make up 28% of total burden of disease, but only recieve 13% of NHS budget
- Mental health support budget cut by 13.5% in real terms, leading to less available support and long waiting times.
- 70% issues do not receive intervention at sufficiently early stage, meaning everyday issues go unchecked and worsen.
- High cost of private professional care (average £70 per hour for counselling) not affordable for many.
- “A major difficulty is that students' health information rarely travels with them when they leave home for the first time.” - Minding Our Future report
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
"The National Union of Students (NUS) said that mental health services in higher education were "strained" and "at times non-existent" (BBC news, 12.05.18)
Even Virgin knows what's up: Gen Z "on the brink of the worst mental health crisis in decades"
(Article by Natalie Clarkson, Jan 2018)
The UK has the second worst mental health in the WORLD (Independant, 2018)
TIME FOR CHANGE! MEET JIIGGL...
Jiiggl is an AI and blockchain powered app which becomes your personal wellness concierge, buddy and cheerleader right in your pocket
After a consultation with our AI chatbot to figure out what you need help with, the severity of the issue and how to best help you, Jiiggl helps you to...
Escalate issues immediately to our team of qualified wellness professionals, such as psychologists, dieticians, personal trainers and life coaches.
Check in with your team of coaches and get encouragement from our friendly chatbot to maintain a good routine and stop you slipping
Go above and beyond to hit your highest form of awareness/consciousness and aptitude with the help of our professionals and REALLY live your best life!
WHY JIGGL IS AWESOME
- Empower yourself with education so you know wassup
- Prevent issues happening BEFORE they're even issues
- Manage everyday stresses like exam pressure, social anxiety...or even hit those fitness goals you've always wanted to but didn't know how.
- Get rewarded for doing healthy, "value activities" such as exercising, eating well, putting your phone down and getting enough sleep.
- Ownership and access to personal health records, notes and data regardless of being at home, at university or abroad, using blockchain.
- Low cost access anywhere in the world
PREVENTATIVE HEALTH LANDSCAPE
Preventative Health expected to reach $432.4 billion by 2024
Telemedicine worth $113.1 Billion by 2025 (CAGR: 18.3%)
$14bn predicted private UK healthcare market by 2025
ABOUT US: TEAM BACKGROUND
We're a small team of wellness and tech lovers, dedicated to making a positive dent in the planet.
We've been working together as a team for nearly 3 years in the wellness industry with 2 previous app builds under our belt.
Backed by global wellness leader, Technogym, our team also comprises chief medical doctors, clinical psychologist, wellness experts, technologists and data scientists.
AS SEEN IN...
BE PART OF THE MISSION!
Now is the perfect time to support us as part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.
Join our fight for mental health care that's free from stigma, intimidation, inconvenience and heavy price tags.
WHAT WE'LL DO IF WE WIN
After a big party... ;) ...winning Voom 2018 would help us grow our team, continue product development, and start pilots by the end of this year to make Jiiggl a reality!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
2. SHARE with your friends, family, workplace, pets...every little helps
Katie + team jiiggl xxx