Pic; Chris. Tori Flower, We Are What We Do, Creative Director
By Francis Meert and Mark Mc Donagh
We Are What We Do is a not for profit company that makes positive changes in people’s behaviour; by creating products and services that combat specific social problems, like mental health, global warming and obesity.
Based in London and San Francisco the charitable foundation believe that giving people information is not enough to make them act on it. Instead they try to facilitate sustainable behavioural change, rather than create a short term reaction because something is the ‘right thing to do’.
This is achieved by running projects that become social enterprises in their own right and we were lucky to meet We Are What We Do’s creative director Tori Flower to find out about one of their recent award winning projects Box Chicken. Continue reading
A government report into mental health care has come under criticism after it called for preferential treatment for people in work.
The paper, by the chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davies, estimated that around 70 million days were lost to mental illness last year costing the economy between £70 and £100 billion.
As a result the report calls for an investigation into fast-tracking people in work with mental health concerns to get the necessary care to minimise time taken off. Continue reading