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HelpMate's March Update
Welcome to HelpMate’s March update!
This newsletter goes through everything that has been happening with HelpMate and how we’re approaching our mission to alleviate carer burden and empower those living with dementia to retain their independence.
Apologies for the late post this month! We have been hard at work on our cohort-based program and this slipped under our radar. Anyways, enjoy :)
Where we’ve been focusing
Running an experiment for a caregiver cohort-based program: Through our earlier chats with caregivers, we have recognised that a significant challenge for many is navigating their journey, which is why we released our action plan. Another recurring theme we uncovered was many caregivers valued social interaction, and speaking to others about their issues. However, this was something that was lacking for most of them. We believe that a solution to tackle both these underlying problems would be a cohort-based program, where over a course of a few weeks, caregivers could attend sessions about a particular topic, and discuss any questions or concerns with other caregivers and professionals. Over the past month, we have been focusing on experimenting with the first cohort of this program. If you know anyone who can benefit from this, please share the signup link.
Expanding our action plan to cater to US-based caregivers: After releasing our action plan for Australian caregivers, we’ve received some interest from US-based caregivers who were looking for a similar
Seeking mentors and advisors for areas that we need support in
The good, the bad, and the ugly:
We have our first advisor on board!
We’ve expanded our clinical network, with many GPs reaching out to us to understand more about HelpMate and provide support!
With other commitments creeping up, Q1 has been a busy time for our team. This has meant that we haven’t been able to spend as much time as we would have liked, on executing some of our initial goals
Aryan abandoned the Melbourne team and moved to Sydney 💔
Our focuses over the next month
Fleshing out the logistics of our cohort program, and releasing the US-based caregiver action plan
If you are a legal/accounting expert and are able to offer us some advice, please reach out via firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a professional involved in the dementia space and would like to help caregivers by hosting a session in our cohort program, please reach out to us via email@example.com
Pia, Aryan, Darren and Renee from Helpmate 💜