Michael Lilley founded My Time as a place within the community where people suffering from depression could come to without an appointment and receive support. What began in 2002 as a local initiative has spread throughout the UK in 2012.
My Time uses a mix of several psychological and personal approaches when helping individuals overcome the struggles of depression. Through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Morita therapy (derived from Japanese Buddhists), African-based therapy and Islamic psychology, My Time mixes person-centered approaches with an understanding of faith and culture to help people overcome their personal struggles.
According to the social enterprise "the goal is to enable the individual to break down internal and external barriers and bridge the gap between personal, workplace and community needs in response to challenges of a changing world."
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'My Time' Helps Fight Depression Through Person-Centered Approaches
1. Person-centered Approaches - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop new therapy models that prioritize individual needs and incorporate cultural and faith-based practices.
2. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore advancements in CBT techniques to enhance its effectiveness in treating depression within diverse cultural contexts.
3. Integrating Culture and Faith - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create specialized clinics that integrate cultural and faith-based therapies to address mental health issues in a more holistic and personalized manner.
1. Mental Health Services - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop innovative approaches to address mental health disparities by offering culturally sensitive and culturally specific treatment options.
2. Therapy and Counseling - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Leverage technology and virtual platforms to provide accessible and personalized therapy sessions that cater to diverse cultural backgrounds.
3. Social Enterprises - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Foster the growth of social enterprises that focus on providing person-centered mental health services with an emphasis on cultural inclusivity.