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Help4Friend's mission to simplify mental well-being advice for students

Posted On: 27 Sep 2019   |   Posted By: Tech City UK

Help4Friend's mission to simplify mental well-being advice for students

After losing a friend to a suicide, Help4Friend founder Taras Lanchev recognised a problem in how people help their friends handle and talk about mental wellbeing issues.
Taras, a Tech Nation Visa scheme alumnus who also founded scheduling platform Calbot and helps run Startup Weekend Leeds , assembled a team of volunteers and started a project at the University of Leeds to tackle the problem. Help4Friend was born.
We spoke to Taras to find out more.
What's the story of Help4Friend?
Taras Lanchev: After losing a friend to a suicide a few years ago I realised that there is a problem in the way our friends handle and talk about mental wellbeing issues.
Nobody really knows what to do if a friend comes to you and tell you that they are going through a tough time. In fact, not many people really know what tough times are for people because they differ from person to person and people don't normally talk about theirs.
I reached out to a number of professionals who research or work in the mental wellbeing field to...

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