Tech breakthrough

Frog scores with world first mental wellness hub

Nick Kuenssberg: ‘many of not know where to turn to find the help’

Scottish tech start-up Frog Systems has achieved a world first by providing a top tier sports club with a bespoke mental wellness platform, linking it directly with members of its community.

Technology developed by the Glasgow-based company links Sussex Cricket with hundreds of thousands of citizens across the county as well as to 182 affiliated clubs in England and Wales.

The free-to-use platform, developed with the support of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, allows users to share their experiences by uploading a short video and to view videos posted by others. It also directs them to relevant support services in their area.

Frog systems – winner of the 2020 FutureX Start-up Summit – launched the system last summer and has secured high level clients across a range of sectors, including corporates, financial and professional services, higher education, housing, arts and membership and governing bodies to implement the platform.

It is now marketing its online resource to other sports clubs and governing bodies to boost their corporate social responsibility offerings.

CEO Phil Worms said: “Speaking out is essential in countering the stigma associated with mental wellness issues – and video engages in a way that the written word simply cannot.

“For those struggling with life’s challenges, it is vital to know that you are not alone, that help is available and that others who have experienced similar journeys have come through them.”

Sussex Cricket has taken a lead in addressing what has become one of the most important public policy issues during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the support of players and staff.

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