The Engage Toolkit consists of four activities designed to enable an open discussion around mental health. With human centred design in mind, each were designed to be very analogue and tangible so to be suitable for use within the senior centre context.
Engage is a Toolkit and Workshop that aims to tackle the stigma around depression and mental health. Throughout the course of the project Engage has been adapted to three different contrasting cultures, each with their own perspective on mental health that we had to adapt to. Starting in New York with the brief 'design our future selves', we decided to focus our research on geriatric depression and developed a toolkit aiming to act as an enabler for the elderly to engage in an open discussion about depression and mental illness within senior centres.