Self-Care

Self-Care

Empowering health and happiness for Generation-Z

In 2020, 40% of the world’s largest markets will consist of young people born between 1996 and 2010. In addition to their own purchasing power, they influence their parents’ expenses. This young generation appears to be comfortable growing up in a digital environment, yet according to Dr. bente Mikkelsen (WHO/Europe), ‘approximately 1 in 5 adolescents experience mental and behavioural problems in any given year. Moreover, half of all mental health problems in adulthood have their onset during or before adolescence. It is important to protect the younger generations and we need their voices to shape their future in the right way.

Health and self-care are primarily focused on managing symptoms, but the need and the gain lies in prevention as an effective way to create happiness and mental health in the long term.

With the Value Track Self-Care we can jointly create transparency to speed up the implementation of new solutions that empower people to take care of their own mental wellbeing, as well as reduce the dependence on healthcare systems and help to create a more future proof health system within the EU.

  • Millennials and Generation Z have totally new and other expectations of health care compared to all generations before them. Technology and innovation is needed.Antonella Bonnanni, Cognizant
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  • Mental unhealthiness immediately gives rise to an economic and social problemOyono Vlijter, ARQ
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  • A lot can be done to build resilience to prevent mental health problems among young people. Prevention starts with awareness and understanding early signs and symptoms of mental issues. World Health Organization
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  • With e-mental health, healthcare is becoming more accessible. Clients become more involved in their treatment. The user can also work on the problem in daily situations. Usersreceive more feedback and become more open because they can stay anonymous.” Digitale Zorgkompas
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  • Unilever has got a mission: in 2020 they want to have motivated a billion people to improve their health and well-being. Unilever
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  • Investments by governments, health care and educational institutions in mental health care programs for young people are essential. Young adults are need to be made aware of ways to take care of their mental health. World Health Organization
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  • Absence due to depression costs the Dutch society 2,7 billion euros a year. CZ
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  • The use of AI in predicting and preventing mental health conditions will show its potential in years to come. It will be based personalised, based on historic data and machine learning algorithms. It will require participatory ( self-management + professional ) treatments using validated apps. The biggest challenge for this will lie in getting a sufficient amount of relevant data and taking care of major ethical (not technical) questions.Eric van der Hulst, IMEC
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  • Around 450 million people currently suffer from mental health conditions. Placing mental disorders among leading causes of ill-health and dissability world wide. WHO
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  • My goal is to scale our fund's focus on mental and physical well-being and make it accessible to entrepreneurs globally. Hence, I'm eager to connect with potential corporate sponsors to support our mission.Marcel Muenster, Gritti Fund
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Shared purpose

With the Value Track Self-Care we can jointly create transparency to speed up the implementation of new solutions that empower people to take care of their own mental wellbeing.

Joint development

With the Value Track Self-Care we can reduce the dependence on healthcare systems and help to create a more future proof health system within the EU.

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  • CorporateMillennials and Generation Z have totally new and other expectations of health care compared to all generations before them. Technology and innovation is needed.Antonella Bonnanni, Cognizant
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  • Global Challenge (Ambassadors)Mental unhealthiness immediately gives rise to an economic and social problemOyono Vlijter, ARQ
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  • Global Challenge (Ambassadors)A lot can be done to build resilience to prevent mental health problems among young people. Prevention starts with awareness and understanding early signs and symptoms of mental issues. World Health Organization
    Join the discussion!Learn more
  • CitizenWith e-mental health, healthcare is becoming more accessible. Clients become more involved in their treatment. The user can also work on the problem in daily situations. Usersreceive more feedback and become more open because they can stay anonymous.” Digitale Zorgkompas
    Join the discussion!Learn more
  • CorporateUnilever has got a mission: in 2020 they want to have motivated a billion people to improve their health and well-being. Unilever
    Join the discussion!Learn more
  • Global Challenge (Ambassadors)Investments by governments, health care and educational institutions in mental health care programs for young people are essential. Young adults are need to be made aware of ways to take care of their mental health. World Health Organization
    Join the discussion!Learn more
  • CorporateAbsence due to depression costs the Dutch society 2,7 billion euros a year. CZ
    Join the discussion!Learn more
  • CorporateThe use of AI in predicting and preventing mental health conditions will show its potential in years to come. It will be based personalised, based on historic data and machine learning algorithms. It will require participatory ( self-management + professional ) treatments using validated apps. The biggest challenge for this will lie in getting a sufficient amount of relevant data and taking care of major ethical (not technical) questions.Eric van der Hulst, IMEC
    Join the discussion!Learn more
  • Global Challenge (Ambassadors)Around 450 million people currently suffer from mental health conditions. Placing mental disorders among leading causes of ill-health and dissability world wide. WHO
    Join the discussion!Learn more
  • CorporateMy goal is to scale our fund's focus on mental and physical well-being and make it accessible to entrepreneurs globally. Hence, I'm eager to connect with potential corporate sponsors to support our mission.Marcel Muenster, Gritti Fund
    Join the discussion!Learn more
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Self-Care

Pamela Logjes

Value Track Lead Self-Care

'Health and self-care are mostly focused on managing symptoms, but the need and the gain also lies in prevention as an effective way to create happiness and mental health on the long term.'