ABOUT MINDSTEP FOR UKRAINE
“Mindstep for Ukraine” offers Ukrainians living in the United Kingdom (the UK) access to gold-standard, evidence-based, assessments and tools for certain neurological and mental health conditions.
In December 2023 Health Tech Without Borders, Inc. (HTWB), a global non-profit organization, Sora Union and Mindstep announces the launch of a free mental health application for displaced people from Ukraine.
With Mindstep's technology and innovative approach, Ukrainian localization expertise provided by Sora Union, and invaluable contextual and clinical guidance from HTWB, we developed a unique version of the Mindstep application. It is thoughtfully designed, population-appropriate and specific, culturally tailored, and based on a trauma-informed approach. “Mindstep for Ukraine” offers a self-guided digital intervention that opens the door to improved mental health and well-being.
Displaced people around the world face unique challenges and barriers in accessing comprehensive healthcare and mental health services, such as limited access to healthcare facilities, difficulties in navigating unfamiliar community services, language barriers, limited understanding of possible government assistance, and the very human fear of being judged when asking for help. Experiences of displacement, conflict, and uncertainty can significantly exacerbate individual healthcare and mental health needs and increase the likelihood that an individual requires health and well-being support.
This project is an opportunity to help address these population-specific challenges. The commitment to overcome these challenges is a shared objective for the communities welcoming Ukrainians and the individuals themselves as they resettle. By efficiently providing this support, we contribute to local communities, ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to flourish and make positive contributions to society regardless of their circumstances.
The “Mindstep for Ukraine” mental health application is available for free for Ukrainians living in the United Kingdom and can be downloaded from Apple Store.
In line with our commitment to supporting Ukrainian communities, our intention is to expand this project over time to all Ukrainians, many of whom have been displaced. This expansion will enable us to extend our reach and provide vital mental health support to Ukrainians in the EU and in Ukraine, acknowledging the widespread impact of displacement and conflict.
Mindstep is a dedicated team of specialist doctors, data scientists, and engineers united in their commitment to advancing clinical neurological and mental health care on a global scale through technology. Much of their work has led to the creation of the Mindstep app, which provides access to gold-standard assessment and tools for common brain and mental health conditions. https://www.letsmindstep.com/
About Sora Union
At Sora Union, our mission is to provide stable revenue to resilient people who have been displaced, or are at risk of displacement, from conflict or climate change.
For our customers, Sora Union is a globally distributed extension of their team that provides access to the world's untapped talent. We bring resilience, speed, and true global sensibility. Today we work in Design (Brand and Product), Localization, Engineering, QA Engineering and Recruiting.
For our teammates who are displaced or at risk of displacement, we are a globally distributed professional services company that lets them take their careers with them if they have to or choose to move. Unlike gig work platforms, we provide revenue stability, meaningful work, and career development. https://soraunion.com/
Eva Regel, HTWB Clinical Director for Helping Healers Heal Program
"This app aims to provide the necessary tools to assess, support, and regulate different aspects of mental health in displaced Ukrainians. To achieve these goals, HTWB has offered its first-hand knowledge in language-specific and language-appropriate use of terminology and the app’s clinical development in the context of refugee-specific mental health problems and with the lenses of trauma-informed mental health care."