Frog Systems scores with world sports' first community mental wellness hub

Tech start-up Frog Systems has achieved a world's first by providing a top tier sports club with a bespoke mental wellness platform, linking it directly with members of its community.
By: Carlos Alba Media
Frog Systems Ceo Phil Worms
Frog Systems Ceo Phil Worms
GLASGOW, Scotland - Jan. 21, 2021 - PRLog -- Technology developed by the Glasgow-based company links Sussex Cricket with hundreds of thousands of citizens across the county as well as to 182 affiliated clubs across England and Wales.

The free-to-use Sussex Cricket Mental Health & Wellbeing Platform, developed with the support of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, allows users to share their experiences by uploading a short video and to view videos posted by others. It then directs them to relevant support services in their area.

Frog Systems – which launched the system last summer – has secured high level clients across a range of sectors including corporates, financial and professional services, higher education, housing, arts and membership and governing bodies to implement the platform.

It is now marketing its online resource to other sports clubs and governing bodies to boost their corporate social responsibility offerings.

Sussex Cricket has taken a lead in addressing what has become one of the most important public policy issues during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the support of players and staff.

The mobile-optimised web platform combines high-quality videos of users' lived experiences with signposting of local support services, tailored to their individual circumstances, without the need for additional internet searches.

Users can search by topic from drop-down menus of issues relevant to them, including diversity, inclusion, mental health, addiction, abuse and sexual orientation.

For each topic they are directed to professionally filmed and edited, standardised videos of people who have experienced those issues and a list of contact organisations and agencies in their area who can offer help and support.

A back-end analytics function provides employers and service providers with detailed, real time anonymised end user information, allowing them to make strategic management decisions at an early stage.

Phil Worms, CEO of Frog Systems - winner of the 2020 FutureX Start-up Summit - said: "Speaking out is essential in countering the stigma associated with mental wellness issues - and video engages in a way that the written word simply cannot.

"For those struggling with life's challenges, it is vital to know that you are not alone, that help is available and that others who have experienced similar journeys have come through them."

Nick Kuenssberg, Chairman of Frog Systems, said: "Frog 'normalises' the ability to speak up through its innovative use of video and makes it easier to find hope."

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