“To cultivate positive mental health response-ability through Mental Health First Aid.”
— Samiksha Banu Chandran, Founder
According to Solway 2019, 1 in 3 adults worldwide suffer from loneliness. Holt-Lunstad, et al., 2015 found that loneliness increases the chance of premature death by 30% which is just as much as obesity and smoking. Loneliness and depression costs employers an estimated $44 billion each year in lost productivity, according to Winkel, et al., 2016. These statistics highlight the problems mental ill-health can bring.
Our services help loneliness by teaching people the tools they need to care for others and themselves. By teaching them to identify, understand and respond to mental ill-health situations, we can increase employee happiness and satisfaction in companies, decrease turn-over rate and as well as increase productivity. Many of our competitors do not focus on empowering their clients to help others. Instead they focus on empowering the individual to help themselves through workshops around stress and time management.
However, it is important to note that Malaysians tend to not think of themselves as having mental health problems, but are more accepting if it happened to a friend or family member. Thus our approach of asking them to think of someone else, while indirectly helping themselves is key to being unique in our industry.
Samiksha Banu Chandran
“I needed someone to ask me how I was feeling, so I became the person I needed”
Banu established Everyone Can Help Out Sdn Bhd in August 2022. She has three years of experience in the mental health industry. Banu achieved a Psychology (HONS) degree from Queen’s University Belfast in the United Kingdom. Banu has also received Mental Health First Aid training from several organisations. Malaysian Mental Health Association, John Hopkins University, Red Cross Singapore, NSPCC, United Kingdom, and AWARE Northern Ireland are involved. Banu is now certified as a skilled trainer with the HRD Corp Train the Trainer qualification.
“I was lucky enough to have people to support me, now I try to be that person for others”
Sashya Siddhartha is a passionate advocate of mental health. With a background in engineering and two years of experience in marketing, she is a well-rounded and diligent person. Sashya is currently completing her Masters in International Business at Monash University, Subang Jaya. She believes in the power of collaboration and community to drive the mental health agenda.
In Aug 2022, we launched our service with the name Ketchup
In Sept 2022, we participated in the ASDA Workshops hosted by LEET Ventures.
In Oct 2022, we pitched our service idea to LEET Ventures. AND WE WON!
LEET VENTURES INVESTORS
In Nov 2022, we gained mentorship and funding from LEET Ventures.
In Dec 2022, we used our newly gained funding to service our first clients