Inspired by a seven-year-old girl struggling to deal with a tough situation at school, her mum, our co-founder Christina, was left wondering what it would be like to know how her daughter was feeling when she wasn’t with her. She knew that this was a situation not unique to her, but shared by thousands of other parents.
After finding nothing existed to help her maintain a connection with her daughter, Christina decided to create something. What she really wanted was to enable her daughter to log how she felt and capture it somehow so they could talk about it when their day allowed. Usually at bedtime.
A working journalist, Christina had no idea how to go about creating anything tech based. It was whilst talking her idea through with Jonathan that Christina quickly realised she had met the person who would help carry her idea forward. That day Moodbeam was born. Since then, they have worked tirelessly to evolve the idea, trialling its concept, gaining insights and surrounding themselves with people with purpose.
Moodbeams are meant to inspire meaningful conversations, share true feelings, develop a better understanding of how we feel and how we can create dialogue around these points. For every 10 Moodbeam One wearables purchased through the website we will set one aside for someone who needs one but doesn’t have access to one. The Mental Health Foundation tells us that around one in ten of us growing up in the UK are affected by mental health problems of some kind. This is something that needs to change.
To learn more and get your own, head to the Moodbeam website.