Working with Cornwall Council and Imagine If, Echo Point was utilised through several communities.
Cornwall Council Communications officer Katie Driver, produced a film.
Echo Point was introduced to 4000 service users for DWP Cornwall Job centres. This was carried out both in digital and physical states, being offered as part of the health journey scheme on universal credit customers through their one line journals and also using the QR coded stickers and contact cards in job centres.
“I use it at least 3 times a week, this is at nighttime as I struggle to adjust to sleeping alone, even at 3am I have used it and found that though it doesn’t stop the nightmares or tears, it soothes me enough to be able to go back to sleep.”
Echo Point contact cards, window clingers, QR stickers where dispensed throughout the local environment where they were highly visible and as a result Echo Point was heavily used through this engagement, with 80000 hits on line through this phase.
Benefits and Impact:
Dr Chris Watts presented Echo Point at the Towards Zero Suicide Event at Pavilion Gardens Falmouth
The project has engaged several communities, including those at risk, to develop the soundscape and get it to the stage of deployment later this year in other charities and groups working with vulnerable people.
The project is now supported by experts across the public health domain and is a now exciting proposition for Public Health professionals who are seeking funds to deploy these installations in their environments.