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    Date submitted
  • 05-Dec-2016

Nurture Well-Being, Together.

Abstract

We exist to bridge one of the worst crisis our humanity is facing - The Mental health Care Gap. TrustCircle utilizes mobile technology to make mental health care accessible and affordable for all. Based on the 3P model: Preventative, Participatory, and Predictive, TrustCircle mHealth innovations create awareness, reduce stigma, and empower individuals, organizations, governments, states, districts, and cities to identify risks and take action.

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Who is your customer?

Partner with:1) Local Govt. / Universities / NGOs / Community Organizations - gain real-time mental health insights and improve mental health & well-being for their community, staff, and management.2) Corporates - Ensure mental well-being focussed on prevention is part of employee-wellness programs.3) Hospitals/Clinics / Insurers - Better patient engagement & compliance, identify high-risk individuals, reduced preventable ER visits, 4) Researchers - access insights and valuable data.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

There is a huge gap in the demand and supply of mental health care services in India. This mental health care gap is the India’s most challenging and underserved problems our country has ever faced and is leading to an epidemic. As per National Mental Health Survey 2015–2016 by NIMHANS - 14% of India's population i.e. over 150 million Indians need immediate mental health intervention. With just over 6000 Psychiatrists serving the entire nation barely 1 in 10 is getting any help – researchers now say “India is sitting on a ticking time bomb”. India is facing her worst crisis ever and needs to leverage technology innovations that help bridge this huge gap now. We exist to bridge the worst crisis our humanity is facing – The Mental Health Care Gap - sustainably and scalably. TrustCircle utilizes mobile technology to make mental health care accessible and affordable for all. Our mobile health tools such as Connect, Tests, Insights, and Care are based on the 3P model: Preventative, Participatory, and Predictive that help creates awareness, reduces stigma, and empowers individuals, organizations, governments, states, districts, and cities to identify risks and take action.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

TrustCircle builds the right balance of self, social, and medical support unlike any other solution that exists today. TrustCircle empowers individuals as well as organizations and Govt. with real time mental health data to make informed decisions and take action. Based on 3P model: Preventive, Participatory, and Predictive, TrustCircle aims at creating mental health awareness, reducing stigma, and giving voice to those who need help @scale. TrustCircle bridges the huge mental health care gap by making its mHealth innovations FREE for public and by solving the root causes of the problems i.e. by building self-awareness tracking tools, community support tools, improving patient-provider engagement, increasing medication compliance, and bringing the pertinent mobile medical records to improve continuity of care thereby truly making mental healthcare accessible and affordable for all.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

We are a team of social entrepreneurs, physicians, engineers, designers, researchers, and caregivers who have experienced broken and inefficient mental health care system first hand and therefore are passionate to change the status quo. Together as a team, we are working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG #3.4), 2015-2030 - to promote mental health and well-being. The passion, vision, and mission this team brings to the table is unparalleled. Founder brilliant brother was misdiagnosed with mental health issue at age 12 and has faced stigma, challenges with non-existent mental healthcare system first-hand. Founder has built a passionate team driven towards mission and has turned around his personal adversity into an opportunity to deliver hope to millions.