Friendship Bench App

  • Lydia Irving

A University project to create designs with the purpose of making one small change to the world. My research led me to discover the absolutely inspiring work of the Friendship Bench project in Zimbabwe which is simply put a group of 'grandmothers' who offer their time on different benches in the community to talk to and support this struggling with mental health problems. This is something I felt passionate to promote via this project. Therefore, I designed this mental health focused app, bringing the Friendship Bench idea to Swansea and adapting it to suit our Western world.