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Project Team Members:  Harry Dearden

SmallTalk’s web-based counselling tool allows users to capture stressors on nearly any device. Whether on a laptop, desktop, smartphone, or tablet, entries can be built upon at any time. Users can take photos on their smartphones and build on them when possible. SmallTalk allows individuals to express and record their state of mind by using a device‚Äôs built-in camera, microphone, or text. All can be used for one entry.

How does your project remove barriers for people with disabilities and/or aging populations?

SmallTalk will provide greater communication opportunities to capture an individual’s stressors.

Where did the idea for your project come from?

SmallTalk is the result of personal/lived experience with counselling services.

What are the goals and objectives of your project?

The goal of my project is to better the therapy/counselling process for people living with mental health disabilities.

Who is the target audience for your project?

SmallTalk is geared towards young adults and those with high barriers to frequent mental health care.

What did you and your team gain from being involved in the Accessibility Project?

The Accessibility Project provided me with support to research and develop a minimal viable product, and to build an accessible website for this project.

What are your future plans for your project?

A clinical trial and partnerships with other universities/health centres are planned for the future.