In today’s world, mental health problems have become just as common as physical health issues. That’s why we’re very proud of the new first aid kit we’ve designed together with the Swedish Agency for Disability Policy Co-ordination, Handisam.
The New First Aid Kit is an integrated service and product with the aim to prevent long-term sick leave by erasing taboos when it comes to attitudes towards mental health. The service integrates a wall mounted first aid kit for workplaces (with the traditional bandages and wet wipes) with an easy-to-use self evaluation test, a hotline direct number to a certified mental health care professional and a quick guide how to help a colleague.
The core idea originally came from “Sommardesignkontoret”, a design project for undergraduate students started by SVID and directed, mentored and hosted by Doberman in 2012. The New First Aid Kit is developed together with our partnerns Swedbank, Sveriges Byggindustrier and EON and is currently being tested against 1 000 people around Sweden.