what does a healthy mind mean to you?
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|The University of Sheffield||Illustration / Character Design||Mental Health / Higher Education / Student Communication|
How are you protecting your brain?
|A holistic approach||one|
|As part of a preventative approach to encourage early intervention before problems arise, we wanted to encourage all students to engage in good mental health and wellbeing practices. Just as you should exercise and eat well to have a healthy body, you have to put in work to have a healthy mental state, too. This was an entirely new approach for the University, so I created an entirely new visual language to talk to an audience who may have previously been resistant to mental health messaging.|
|To represent this holistic approach, I created a collection of characters to represent different aspects of mental health and wellbeing (later animated by my co-worker Kieran Bentley.). The characters experiences all the different emotions and obstacles that we all do and deal with them using a wide range of physical and emotional care. By anthropomorphising the characters, I can create a variety of illustrations visualising topics which are often hard to put into words.|