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Immersive Technology to help overcome anxiety

 - virtual tours, video walk through, augmented and virtual reality.

Most of the young people that we help have anxiety and sensory difficulties which make it difficult for them to access places that they want to and engage in activities that are of interest.  Often the solution is quite simple, and can be found in the answer to the question:

"What's It Like?"

What’s it like? is conceived, created and tested by those living with anxiety, who identified the need. Meaning it will make genuine change for these peoples' lives.

Our approach is a supported, step-by-step experience gradually increasing the level of immersion to ensure that anxiety is managed and that the goal of attendance is achieved.  And that over time our users develop new skills of managing anxiety through technology.

And our customers will benefit, too. Caring organisations that want to develop stronger community links, increased customer base, improved attendance rates, and to be more inclusive employers enjoying the talent that is currently stifled by anxiety.

What's It Like? was conceived and launched as part of PALS Society which sadly has now been dissolved. However the enthusiasm and leadership for the program has been moved on to work under the banner of Inter Activ within Enable Ability. 

If you want some more details about how we work with you to deliver a product that meets your specific needs then please read this document entitled 'What's It Like  - to work with us".

Get in touch?.... send an email to wil@enableability.org.uk

Watch this short promotional video to understand a little more about What's It Like:


 

Delivered:

The Covid pandemic has created a 'new normal' with new rules about social interaction, hand-cleanliness, and personal awareness and distancing which present new issues around the anxiety of our young people.  Through a project funded by the NHS – Covid19 fund and delivered through the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation, we have created four new NHS What’s It Like? tours to support people who live with anxiety, including people with disabilities and autism, to attend appointments.  The tours for Falcon House and Battenburg Child Development centre have been launched and are being used with new appointments, along with two GP practice tours..

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New ‘Education’ project launched November 2020. 

We are working alongside a large school in Havant to deliver a What’s It Like? service that will support Year 7 transitions to help children understand their new school environment remotely, and to provide additional support for Special Educational Needs children for whom anxiety is often greatly increased.


Latest Project Examples:

Try using these virtual reality tour and guide yourself around to find out what it looks like ...just click on the images to access the relevant tour.

 

Stubbington Medical Practice Virtual tour:

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Battenburg Child Development Centre tour:

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Portsmouth Football Club 360 Video (just click on the image)

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Makaton Video introduction to Falcon House (just click on the image)

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