Using fully immersive, 360-degree video, LOSE YOUR MIND takes you inside the mind and experience of someone suffering a severe psychotic episode. LOSE YOUR MIND connects you emotionally to the experience of someone suffering psychosis (hallucinations and delusions) by making you feel confused, afraid and disconnected. We aim to take you outside your comfort zone and have you view the world from another person’s perspective. We want to connect you with the emotion, the fear, the disconnection, the confusion and the isolation of psychosis and embrace those who are suffering with empathy and compassion and create a safe space for communication.
We believe that coupling the LOSE YOUR MIND VR simulation with our active mental health literacy workshops will reduce the stigma of mental illness which means young people are more likely to feel safe, open up, tell their truth and be guided toward the help they need.
LOSE YOUR MIND aims to reduce the effects of poor mental health such as self-harm, suicide and school drop-out by:
- Increasing the empathy and mental health literacy of those who work with young people suffering or at risk of suffering a mental illness;
- Increasing help seeking behaviour of young people;
- Reducing the stigma of mental illness;
- Increasing early intervention for the best long term outcomes (references available).