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One of the best definitions I've found comes from The Power to Persuade website, "Co-design takes a ‘ground-up’ approach to finding solutions to social problems. It respects individuals as partners in an initiative for change and looks to create a system which is truly responsive to the people it intends to serve."

When I started conceptualising Mindsettle, collaboration was key. I met with people who worked in health, education, government and business. I met with other creatives, start-ups and mental health organisations.I met with people who have the lived experience of anxiety, depression and nature deprivation. These people have enabled Mindsettle users to experience positive change by: