The How are you Slovakia? survey (conducted by Seesame with MNFORCE and the Slovak Academy of Sciences) examined the pandemic’s impact on mental health. The results red-flagged young people’s well-being. A worrying 20% of respondents (under 39 years of age) revealed feelings of depression always or often. In the older generation (over 60) this figure is 14%. Those who feel most threatened by the epidemic feel the worst.
Hence our interest in mental health: we have already organized two talk shows with the Slovak Psychiatric Society. With Janssen, augmented reality and an avatar allowed us to show how a patient with depression sees the world. And our long-term cooperation with the NO MORE STIGMA civic association enabled us to prepare a programme for the large employer Henkel Slovensko. We also offered our own employees workshops and personal counselling with a psychotherapist during the corona crisis.