This week I’m helping the Urban Mind Project gather real-time data to help it understand how city living is affecting mental wellbeing. I’ve downloaded the app and completed the initial assessment, which is very interesting. The next stage is to respond at various times over the next 7 days when it prompts me with questions about my current environment – questions like ‘Can you open a window?’ and ‘Can you see trees?’. There’s also an option to add photos and/or audio too.
Urban Mind is a collaboration between King’s College London, J&L Gibbons, Nomad, A&E, Van Alen Institute and Sustainable Society Network+.