Sharing innovation to inspire action

A VR experience that could help in preventing suicide

post-image

Called The Edge of the Present this VR experience starts with a sparsely furnished room that opens onto a series of beautiful vistas when you open windows and a door in the room. You effectively transform this very bare environment into a very positive setting.

The installation drew large queues at The Big Anxiety festival in 2019, a UNSW initiative in association with the Black Dog Institute, 

A Suicide Prevention Research Fund grant will see the installation exhibited later this year as part of The Big Anxiety festival in Brisbane. 

There is longer-term potential for the installation to be adapted for suicide prevention in care settings such as clinics, providing a positive and beneficial experience for those in crisis.

This would be a world-first for psychiatric emergency if the experience can be proven to cultivate neural pathways for positive thinking.

https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/art-architecture-design/virtual-reality-experience-which-improves-mood-be-used-suicide

What do you think?

You must be logged in to post a comment.
Comments
Generic placeholder image

By IdeaSpies

18th May 2020

Rate

(3 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)


Related Posts

post-image

Wellbeing

Tips on how to handle a journalist's call with a damaging story
23rd May 2020 by IdeaSpies 1 Comments
(4 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
post-image

Wellbeing

The Art of Leadership
20th May 2020 by Madeline 1 Comments
(3 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
post-image

Wellbeing

Trauma Healing Resources for COVID-19
7th May 2020 by jon-hirst 1 Comments
(1 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)