Hi there, we’re Happy Bucket! We’re a team comprised of three UK students aged 18 years old and we all have one thing in common- wanting to make a difference in the world. We started off back in January of this year when we all decided that we wanted to tackle the upcoming problem of Mental Health, lack of motivation and physical activity. Witnessing these things first hand, only made us more inclined to contribute something back to the world and ultimately, leave a positive impact. We believe that everyone has what it takes to be the very best version of themselves, it’s just that sometimes we get distracted and find ourselves in a time of need where sometimes we don’t have the resources to get back on track. We’ve worked hard over the last few months developing a full plan on how all of our features would benefit everyone- no matter what issues they’re facing. We want to become the main source for motivation, self-happiness and to give you the strength to achieve whatever you put your mind to. Furthermore, as students we understand what it’s like to have piles of work and revision lying there, but either not having the motivation to go ahead with it or just that we’re facing other problems that restrict our ability to do the work. This is where Happy Bucket comes into play.
- In 2016, more than 1.9 Billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these, 650 million were obese.
- 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2016.
- Over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were overweight or obese in 2016.
- In 2018, 74% of UK adults stated that they have felt so stressed at some point over the year, they felt they were unable to cope.
- 32% of adults said they had experienced suicidal feelings as a result of stress.
- 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health issues, have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age
- 3 in 4 mental illnesses start in childhood
Taken from both the World Health Organisation and the Mental Health Foundation.
These are very alarming figures and we want to provide assistance in helping people with finding reason, motivation and allowing them to understand their full potential. The worst of the figures there for us is that 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health issues, have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. We want to make a difference and help put forward a system into schools to help prevent some of these cases.
Subscription is in terms of the platform, not funding.
Year of buckets will allow people to reflect on how their day has gone, by picking out of 5 different colours representing different moods for the day along with a bit of text to sum the day up. Whenever you feel like it, you'll be able to view your year so far in colourful buckets- how cool!
You will be able to set yourself different tasks for the day and tick them off as you go, even if it's as small as making your bed. At least if you have a bad day, you'll come home to a nicely made bed. This helps as you will feel that you've accomplished more with the day. "Small things make a big day."
All users will be able to access an online "bank" of motivational videos and pictures shared by the community. People will be able to upload videos and pictures of them doing something great, it could be you overcoming a fear or even you doing a back flip- anything is great motivation for someone else.
With the mobile app, you'll be able to track your steps and fitness through some software we're implementing. This means that you'll be able to achieve your fitness goals, reach a certain amount of steps a day or track your progress in the gym.
Each day is a new day. Through both the mobile app and on the website online, you'll receive a notification at the given time set by you as your daily motivation. The best thing is, all the quotes will come from a plethora of user made quotes on the platform. Maybe one day yours will show up!
Forums can be easily used by all users to talk about their day, ask for advice or just generally post motivational and inspirational stories they've heard or been through. This is all anonymous in order to stay away from the Social Media aspect of it all. You can even give support to other users who have perhaps been in the same situation as you.
Each user can submit blogs with others can read and if they make a positive impact, we'll even feature them and post them on social media. If we continuously see great content from you, we'll consider having you as a full time blogger for us!
Being unorganised isn't great... Plan your day out by the hour if you wish or if you're a bit more laid back, plan it by the week. If you're revising, meeting with friends or want to spend some time relaxing, our mobile app will notify you whenever you need it to. We'll help you stay on track.
QR codes are a great way to help you go out and explore more! QR Codes can be scanned at certain places such as the gym, fun activity places and other locations. When more users scan the QR codes, a live record increases on the website by given topic, encouraging you to try new things out.
What's better than working as a team? Invite 5 of your mates and make a group together, not only do you get more points between you all but you get to share quotes as a group, earn rewards as a group (trips etc) but you get to experience success as a group!
We know what you're thinking, a holiday? You're correct. Every year we want to send one lucky user on a holiday to a select location to spend with their team as a reward for their hard work. Remember, what you do today, impacts your future.
BucketPoints can be earned by doing any of the various tasks above and there will be loads more ways to earn them. Yet again, we know what you're thinking... virtual currency? Well not so much, as an incentive for your hard work, we want to reward you with rewards such as game consoles, trips for either your school or your family and many other rewards. While we understand the concerns, you will not want to miss out.
There will be way more features released before the platform takes shape and even while the platform is running. If you have a suggestion, feel free to make it.
Children are the next generation, therefore we should look after them and motivate them to achieve huge things! We want to offer a school package, where kids as young as 10 would be able to do all of these things with either their friends or their parents and still earn rewards through the school. We want to look after the upcoming kids, every child deserves to have an equal education and learn the fundamentals of life and lessons that will be useful in life. Sometimes, the education system doesn’t have the time to teach us what really matters, our later packages for older years will give them the necessary skills needed, along with giving them a positive mindset throughout their years.
There’s many reasons to why some children have developed mental health issues or perhaps just feel unmotivated, ranging from issues at home to issues at school. We want to make sure that all children have the right to be the best version of themselves and that they are fully equipped to do so. As an incentive, they will be able to claim rewards for their hard work and growth mindset, these include but certainly aren’t limited to:
- Getting trips for the year group or their friends
- Activities them and their friends can do
- Receiving books, school equipment and any other resources
- Motivational speakers would attend the school twice a year and guess what? It's all on us.
- School trips on us!
- Sessions with Happy Bucket Mental Health advisers when key times in school arise
Working in a team can be better, therefore children and students can work in a group and complete tasks together. Classes can work together, year groups can work together or even an entire school can work together!
We also want to look at getting a system in the workplace, most importantly the educational side to employment. According to a data release, those in the education industry are most at risk of stress, anxiety and depression. We want to help make a dent in that and to those in tough times, help them leave it and to hopefully not return. Our priority will always be everyone else out there and anything we can do to help- we will.
Funding would be a great help to us. Firstly, it would help us massively with the development of the platform, we'd be able to get professionals to assist us with certain decisions and we would be able to grow the platform a lot more than we're currently able to do. Furthermore, we'd be able to get the system into schools faster, this includes showing and travelling to different schools around the country to implement it. The funding would also allow us to get a steady base for when the platform launches, we'd be able to push updates and rewards out faster and sooner, giving you more incentive to achieve greatness.
- Rewards and incentives for you
- Implementing the system into schools sooner
- Developing the platform and the system faster
- Publishing updates faster
- All updates will be posted on our website, for all to see.
We will be completely clear with all the funding, all updates will be posted on our website.