CASPER: An intelligent, human-friendly digital wellbeing tool for better and more meaningful working lives.
The unique thing about CASPER is that it can provide curious insights about everyday behaviours, emotions, and productivity for both individuals and company leaders. It works incredibly simply by sending employees daily digital micro diaries for 1 week four times a year. Each micro diary takes less than 2 minutes to complete. The idea behind this is to have regular mental wellbeing temperature checks the same way we check our physical health. Once the diaries are completed, we can fully analyse the data collected.
For individuals, CASPER is an opportunity to detect real challenges that might limit you to having a better and more productive day.
For example, CASPER can help you to understand better why YOU:
- Have a lack of motivation
- Find it difficult to stay focused on a task
- Are easily irritated
- Lose energy
CASPER can also equip you with science-backed and easy to implement techniques to help you to improve your own mental wellbeing that we have crafted together with our well-regarded wellbeing experts. The daily practical tools and strategies shared by the experts are designed in an interactive video format to help you cope with:
- Understanding and regulating your emotions
- Enhancing your productivity
- Factors affecting sleep quality
- Navigating relationships
- Social isolation
- Personal performance when working remotely.
The main benefit of CASPER for caring leaders is that we collect fully anonymous real-time data measuring the current level of mental wellbeing and productivity in your organisation.
We also provide a bespoke action plan driven by evidence-based suggestions to inform an efficient wellbeing strategy and navigate you to make rational decisions quickly in these uncertain times.
Why do we need your support?
We started our project over 2 years ago with no funding or savings. Bootstrapping the project and accessing small funding opportunities meant we were able to win several awards and develop a beta version of CASPER.
As a true R&D project, it requires plenty of time and resources. We have completed our first trial with R&W Scott, a Scottish food manufacturing company where we demonstrated insightful results to the company leaders that informed their people strategy during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our major goal is to develop an ethical, scientifically validated solution that can address real mental wellbeing challenges up to an acceptable standard, where we need to effectively test and deploy CASPER with several thousand users. But to get to that stage, we need YOUR support.
If we reach our target of £30,000, we will be able to:
- Bring our research team fully on board
- Build a new website and improve branding
- Launch CASPER by 2021
We are also very excited to share with you our social mission 'The Internpledge'. From every paid trial of CASPER we will donate funds to the University of Stirling to sponsor an internship for students and recent graduates.
They will have a chance to be placed at innovative Scottish start-ups to gain valuable work experience that will enhance their employability and inform their future aspirations. For early-stage purpose-driven start-ups that operate with extremely scarce resources trying to make their ventures happen, this will increase their chances of survival.
If you support our project, you will also contribute to the economic recovery of the whole country as we build back after the pandemic. The power of a community wellbeing approach is vital when resources are reallocated to where they are most needed for smart collaborations to accelerate the innovative response. We believe harnessing this collective effort will pave the way to transform this global crisis into a lifetime opportunity!
Although our enthusiasm for CASPER and the Happiness at Work Project is endless, it is also quite a challenging journey. Sometimes we doubt nothing else but ourselves. We believe that winning this crowdfunding campaign would nourish our confidence, boost the team spirit, and help us to keep going with the passion to improve the quality of ordinary working lives across the globe no matter what the New Normal will bring...
This project offers rewards in return for your donation. If you cannot identify with any of the categories but believe in the initiative and want to contribute to the happiness at work project, you can select your category purely by its value!