As a weekly agenda organized by Fisipol Creative Hub, sharing sessions always bring creative change makers to share and discuss about their sociopreneurship innovation. Located at Digilib Cafe, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Fisipol) UGM, this session sharing invites Sehati (Sahabat Sehat Jiwa) and SuperC6 as the fourth sharing session on Thursday (5/4). Carrying the concept in two different fields, the sharing session attracted many participants from various faculties to other universities.
Sehati and SuperC6 are two changemakers Fisipol Creative Hub initiate innovative products as solutions to social problems. Sehati is a changemaker that departs from the many mental health problems that have not been addressed comprehensively and inclusively. Meanwhile, SuperC6 is engaged in the environment by processing various kinds of liquid waste through the creation of products in powder form.
Sharing session begins by Sehati who raised the urgency of mental health problems and handling are still inadequate. “According to research conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), depression will become the second most deadly disease in the world in 2020,” said Jihad Wafda, Seemati changemaker representative who currently works as a teacher at one of the private high schools in Yogyakarta . According to him, depression has a different level. Before reaching the acute stage, the problem of mild depression is actually a common problem experienced by many people, but often ignored. In fact, mild depression is the root of higher levels of depression.
“Inadequate health services in accommodating the case of mild depression become one of the homework that must be handled. Sometimes, many people are reluctant to spend the money just to consult or vent about the anxiety they experience. Therefore, Sehati present to be an alternative in overcoming these problems in the form of an application, “said Jihad.
As a platform that brings together people who have the same psychological problems, new users will be included in a group after undergoing psychological testing through the application. Hopefully, people who experience anxiety in a mild depression state can have a place to pour out their hearts. Through online vent system, Sehati application provides support group facility consisting of user, supporter, and facilitator. In addition, Sehati also upholds the privacy of every incoming user. “The user data is highly appreciated, so from the application system the incoming users are designed to be anonymous users whose identity is not shown when using the service in this application,” explains Jihad. All these facilities are provided free of charge. To support the development of the platform, will be given a premium feature in the form of consultations with experts with licensed mental health. “Currently, Sehati applications can not be found in the google play store, because we will just carry out soft launching on 18 April,” added Jihad.
Furthermore, in the environmental field, SuperC6 is present as a social innovator who tries to handle various industrial liquid wastes. “SuperC6 is a social innovation product that helps solve liquid waste problems, such as mercury waste in gold mining,” said Muhammad Rifqi Al Ghifari as a representative of SuperC6 changemaker who is currently taking his final year in Chemistry Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences UGM.
SuperC6 creations and teams, in the form of carbon products in the form of powder. The product is projected for industrial waste water applications and as a filter for household needs. “Currently, the product is still in the development stage, but in the lab test the results have been proven to be used to treat some types of metal waste, as a solution to the mining industry’s waste treatment, such as the gold industry,” explained the student who is commonly called Amin. SuperC6 is the first product produced as its first social project. The plan Rifqi and his team will develop various other products through creative innovations that focus on solving problems in the field of science and technology but still impact socially. (/ fdr)