I'm interested in seeing how Overhear can help improve wellness, there are several lists out there that give key indicators to mental well being. For example: PWB (Psychological Well Being) scales measure six dimensions of wellness:
2) environmental mastery,
3) personal growth,
4) positive relations with others,
5) purpose in life, and
The charity MIND have:
1) Confidence & self esteem
2) Feel and express a range of emotions,
3) Feel engaged with the world around you
4) Work productively
5) Cope with the stresses of daily life
6) Adapt and manage in times of change and uncertainty. The majority of which i think can me more or less addressed by combining walking and poetry. Overhear finds itself in the position of being able to address issues around poor mental health. Users can currently engage in a healthy way with Overhear through self organising to get out and collect recordings from spaces in their area, the poem can give someone an excuse to get out and into spaces where they might not otherwise have a reason. By encouraging poetic engagement, reflection and a reason to stop and observe surroundings connects individuals with their environment developing or inspiring their creative practice and their ability to ground themselves in a space and environment.
One interesting tool I've come across recently but haven't been able to explore is the Happiness Pulse https://www.happinesspulse.org/ which Coventry & Warwickshire Well Being For Life will be using in upcoming projects that I'll be keeping an eye on.