Educational tools in virtual reality for supporting loved ones with mental health illnesses.
VERE360 is building educational tools using virtual reality that is battling the stigma towards mental health conditions in Southeat Asia. This simple educational tool comes in the form of a VR game that is built with a framework of U,I,S: Understanding mental health conditions from the point of view of the patient; Identifying certain symptoms of mental health conditions; and most importantly, Supporting a loved one with a mental health condition, especially depression. A prototype: VERE360 has been working to build and curate VR content, related to mental health, to run workshops and enrichment programs for both adults and children. We are excited to furthering our impact by building above-mentioned educational game that can be distributed globally. The content for the game is based on research with Yale-NUS College and the Institute of Mental Health in Singapore.