Jaccaidi Dyer: connecting young women with emotional support services
Jaccaidi Dyer (CF 2018) has a background in tackling global gender-based violence, and she leads the For Her project as a tech for good initiative.
She will use her grant to launch For Her, an online platform that makes it easier for young women to access a range of free mental health, specialist support and wellbeing services in one empowering click. She hopes to supply free subscriptions to premium mental health apps for more than 200 young women who are stuck on counselling waiting lists or unable to access support. Additionally, she plans to create free digital resources that reach broader audiences, including an online retreat for women from minoritised racial communities, an art therapy video series, and mindfulness and mental health podcasts delivered in partnership with charities, therapists and coaches. Furthermore, she aims to support charities to use new technology tools to aid their in-service delivery and outreach, so that they can reach young women who are marginalised or vulnerable.
Jaccaidi's Fellowship to the Caribbean in 2018 explored young women’s cyber-activism for tackling gender-based violence.