How it was developed

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Gather My Crew was developed based on interviews with people who have been through tough times, their friends and family and the clinicians who supported them.

We have worked hard to understand the challenges that exist for people who need help – so we can address them.

The first challenge – knowing what help is actually needed

Gather My Crew pivots around a ‘click and select’ list of practical tasks to identify the help required.

This ‘wish list’ has been created by people who have gone through tough times before. It encourages people to think broadly about the ways their friends and family can offer support.

This unique approach also means that people using Gather My Crew do not have to think about the type of help they need at a time when they are unlikely to be thinking clearly.

The second challenge – asking for the help

Many people find the act of asking for help to be confronting and embarrassing.

Gather My Crew addresses this by sending electronic email invites to Crew Members – who can then pick and choose when they are able to help.

The third challenge – coordinating it all

The details of the help requested is combined in an online roster that can be viewed by both the Gatherer and the Crew Members. Further request for help can be added as needed and the Gatherer can communicate with the group via the message board function.

Unfortunately, this service is not available in the US just yet. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Watch the video below where Dr Susan Palmer explains how the idea for Gather My Crew came about.