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CA$ 3,621
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 18 2015 9:00 PM UTC +00:00
CA$ 3,621
pledged of CA$ 35,000pledged of CA$ 35,000 goal
72
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 18 2015 9:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Visit www.theoneproject.ca for updates.

Photos allow you to express yourself in a safe and more gradual process to connect with others through non-verbal communication. Telling your story with photos makes it easier to overcome the weight, pressure and stigma of depression and anxiety. It's not about the technical or artistic aspects of photography, it's about using an alternative form of communication we already use every day (along with a simple set of techniques).

We provide the online space and tools to help you better understand, process & communicate your experience with depression and anxiety — through photos

These tools will include a mobile-friendly platform and online dashboard that allows you to: choose your One Project (goal), upload photos and tell your story, access online courses teaching the techniques, get tools and holistic wellness resources to learn more about depression and anxiety, instantly connect to support from mental health professionals and organizations and connect with others working on their own projects.

With over 5 years experience and expertise, along with an advisory board including therapists and mental health professionals specializing in working with photos, our team is building an online community to help teach these techniques and connect you with both people who understand what you're going through and the professional support you may need.

Based on the techniques developed by Bryce Evans to overcome his own severe depression and anxiety, he later met thousands of others doing the same — these techniques work.

Some of the Therapeutic Photography techniques include:

  • Mindful Photography
  • Analyzing Your Photos
  • Storytelling Techniques
  • Working with Candid, Conceptual & Self-Portraits

For Therapists, Counsellors & Mental Health Professionals: The One Project is a great resource to use in conjunction with your clients. Our platform includes a directory service to help connect you to clients who need additional help and support.

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The fact is, whether you are in Canada, the United States or around the world we are all affected by it to some degree in our own lives and in the lives of those we love. Here are the facts:

The One Project is about a shift in mindset — thinking about yourself as a project — something to be constantly developed, understood better, and improved upon. 

"I want to overcome my social anxiety."

"I want to be able to understand and talk to my son about his depression."

"I want to discover tools that I can use for my depression & anxiety."

The online platform features a personal dashboard to help you keep track of your "One Project" (overarching goal) at the time, recommend relevant stories and content that can help, and guide you on your journey towards personal discovery and proactive wellness. 

Online Platform - Personal Dashboard (mock up)
Online Platform - Personal Dashboard (mock up)

We want to empower you with the tools and understanding to help you become your most authentic self. By taking action, you will also be helping those who are currently silent speak up while providing free tools for them to get the help they need.

   

The One Project is meant to provide therapeutic benefit and support to you and your loved ones to help reduce stress on the mental health system and inform their work with new data. We're partnering with therapists, mental health researchers and organizations to help guide our work, connect you to the support you need and improve our collective understanding of mental health. We will learn so much more than we currently know about how depression and anxiety affect us all and what we can do about it.

We believe in a time when you will be able to discuss these subjects free from stigma, have it detected early on through open conversation and dealt with in natural ways to help restore you to a holistic sense of wellness. Please join us in making it happen!

1. Early-Bird Discounts & Exclusives: To show you our gratitude we have discounts for the early birds, early access before the public release and exclusive experiences and rewards you won't be able to get anywhere else.

2. Start This Movement With Us: We chose Kickstarter to give you the opportunity to be a part of this exciting movement in mental health, empowering people and helping change lives (including your own) through photos. We want YOU to be a part of it all!

3. You Are Our First Priority, And We're Listening: You have our open ears for any questions, comments or anything that you want to share with us — we truly want you to be an active part of this project.

Anyone who backs this project with $25 or more will be able to contribute their story towards a collaborative art piece titled #ANewLens that will help visualize how this online platform and movement is changing how we see (and talk about) depression and anxiety. Along with being featured online, we will release the final artwork at our platform launch event in Vancouver.

We believe in providing these techniques, tools and resources for free, so no one is denied access to help themselves and be a part of our community. That's why we're crowdfunding our initial development costs. We will break even with these funds and implement revenue streams that will allow us to maintain sustainability, scale our impact, and ensure anyone can access our platform, free of charge.

Your pledge will help cover the initial costs of our website development, online courses, marketing, legal fees, an initial set of tools and resources that we will provide free for our members, plus your rewards.

Bryce Evans | Founder

Bryce is an award-winning photographer and artist who's spent the last 5 years researching and developing this Project. It started when he developed the techniques to overcome his own severe depression and anxiety. His art has been exhibited internationally and with his experience in building communities and using marketing for good he's amassed a community of over 52,000 people on Instagram and a growing community of over 5,000 for The One Project.

Mariana Montes De Oca Rodriguez | Design & Project Development

A User Experience Designer, Pixel Crafter and Empathy Artist. Mariana has worked with the biggest Hip Hop and Electronic Music content creator communities on YouTube as a brand identity designer. She's striving to help combat the negative effects the media and advertising can have on our sense of self. 

                                         
 

The One Project was born out of a passion to improve the current state of mental health, in an honest and transparent way. We know that this is a space of vulnerability, this information is very personal and it can be tough to open up. We're working with an advisory committee that includes therapists who specialize in ethics, as well as a legal team educated in data management. We will ensure that we meet all applicable ethical standards of the organizations we partner with.

IMPORTANT: You come first and we will respect your rights as a community member by ensuring you the following ethical protections: 

  • maintain confidentiality and complete anonymity of data
  • control the data you share and store with an opt-in system
  • we will obtain your permission before using your photo, stories or data in any other way

Our team has taken the proper legal and ethical steps to ensure that we are handling your data and what we learn from this Project with the utmost care for the sole purpose of informing those interested in participant-informant research and improving the mental health field.

Thank you for being willing to do your part to change how we see and talk about mental health.

Photography saved my life — it gave me my voice back — 5 years ago it was the way I started making progress in expressing, understanding and overcoming my depression and anxiety that tortured me for too long. Telling my story was what I feared most, what I avoided with all my strength, and yet it was the most powerful thing I have ever done. I felt it, a surge throughout my body the moment the shutter clicked for the first photo of this Project. This is why I'm here, this is what I'm meant to do.

I know that there are millions of people currently stuck in that dark place, out of alignment with their authentic self and true purpose. I have met hundreds of them that are looking for something and unaware of the power within the photos that surround them. I believe with every sense of my being that The One Project will spark great change in how we talk about mental health. I invite you to join us on this journey and I'm grateful for every effort you put towards increasing our impact.

Much love,

Bryce Evans, Founder of The One Project

Risks and challenges

We have worked to develop a timeline with Van City Studios that involves additional time to account for any unexpected delays, bugs or other issues we may encounter along the way. We will ensure that we keep a line of open communication with all of our backers about our progress through the Updates section.

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    EMPOWERING MEMBER - Get a one-hour Skype or FaceTime consultation with Bryce Evans. You can discuss facilitating projects, photo advice, insights on life or puppies. Let's talk puppies. PLUS | All of the above (shirt included, excluding other earlybird rewards)

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    MAJESTIC MEMBER - Get VIP access for you +1 guest to the launch event and #ANewLens artwork revealing (live stream and video provided for outside of Vancouver-area), signed 8"x10" fine art print of the artwork. PLUS | All of the above (shirt included, excluding other earlybird and consultation rewards)

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    EXCEPTIONAL MEMBER - Get a personal 1-hour photography lesson with Bryce (online or in-person in Vancouver). PLUS | All of the above (shirt included, excluding other earlybird and consultation rewards)

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    COMPASSIONATE MEMBER - Get or Sponsor a presentation, workshop, or talk on therapeutic photography techniques for a community, school, or organization. PLUS | All of the above (shirt included, excluding other earlybird, consultation and lesson rewards)

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    KINDHEARTED MEMBER - Get a 24” x 32” limited edition signed fine art print of the #ANewLens artwork. PLUS | All of the above (shirt included, excluding other earlybird, consultation, lesson, workshop and coaching rewards)

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    ALTRUISTIC MEMBER - Join The One Project Advisory Committee and help us revolutionize mental health. Get inside access to the organization, regular calls and meetings. Please contact info@theoneproject.ca for more details.

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    THRIVING MEMBER - Community Partner - One full year of partnership (starting Jan. 2016) with The One Project, which may include: event, blog & podcast sponsorship, among many other opportunities. Let's chat!

    REQUIRED: please contact hello@theoneproject.ca to confirm your organization is the right fit for our community.

    The integrity of our platform and organization is our highest priority. We will refund organizations that do not directly align with our mission and values.

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    ONE WHOLEHEARTED MEMBER - Wow. You have our immense and eternal gratitude for this grand gesture. Bryce will create a one-of-a-kind professional hardcover book with 100 pages of his photographs, stories and insights crafted specially for you. Chat with me on Skype or FaceTime for up to 10 hours to meet and discuss what you'd like included in your book.

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