LOSE YOUR MIND
We know feeling alone and having no-one to talk to SUCKS.
LOSE YOUR MIND aims to reduce the stigma of mental illness by giving everyone an insight into what it might be like.
We KNOW that those who experience LOSE YOUR MIND have increased empathy and insight and many find it easier to be vulnerable, LISTEN to those who are struggling and have difficult conversations.
Who is Leanne?
Leanne Butterworth is a mother of two, Rowan (8) and Zara (7), has a degree in Applied Science and a Graduate Certificate in Business (Nonprofit and Philanthropy Studies). She is a George Alexander Foundation Scholar, won the 2018 QUT Entrepreneurship UberCamp award and was invited to showcase LOSE YOUR MIND to His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. She is also a member of the 10th Impact Academy Social Enterprise Accelerator.
LOSE YOUR MIND was borne of a place of disconnection. Leanne suffered from postnatal depression in her late thirties and felt she had nobody who truly understood what she was going through, feeling and thinking. She felt isolated and alone. Most people think they know what mental illness IS, but Leanne decided to give people the experience of what mental illness is LIKE.
Using 360 degree video in VR Gear, LOSE YOUR MIND aims to simulate the experience of a young person having a psychotic episode in a respectful, meaningful, emotionally engaging and interesting way.
LOSE YOUR MIND is a social enterprise that partners with organisations to provide mental health literacy training to staff, parents and volunteers. Designed by Dr Jennifer WIlson, mental health literacy workshops can be tailored to suit your school, organisation or community.
Learning outcomes are:
To recognise the importance of empathy in fuelling connection with their coworkers, friends and families as well as reducing the stigma of mental illness.
To develop personal insight into their own need to be heard and for human connection.
To gain a greater understanding of the issues faced by those struggling with their mental health.
To learn to listen with love and kindness and without judgment.
To seek help, someone struggling with their mental health needs to talk and to talk they need to feel safe to share their truth. By equipping schools, workplaces and communities with greater empathy, understanding and compassion, we create safe spaces for open communication and connection.
Dr Jennifer Wilson
B Psych (Hons), PhD (Clin Psych) MAPS
Dr Jennifer Wilson is a
psychologist working in
private practice. Her doctoral
thesis examined the
development of children's thinking and reasoning skills. Jennifer works with people having difficulty with a broad range of mental health and life challenges but has special interests in working with couples, and in helping people experiencing psychosis to understand and cope with their experiences. Jennifer also maintains an active interest in applied and academic research, including the translation of evidence-based treatments for psychosis to existing mental health services.