Candid

Ellen Marie Malone
Interaction Design

College
National College of Art & Design

Contact
ellenmarie1708@gmail.com
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https://ellenmariemalone.com/

Ellen Marie Malone

Candid

Candid is a service created to aid social care practitioners in supporting young people dealing with issues relating to substance misuse. It also serves as an educational tool and platform to discuss any sensitive topic. Candid enables the social care provider to host a proven engaging format of workshop for groups ranging form ten to one hundred in number. The participants can anonymously ask questions for their peers to answer, which will then be discussed as a group with the facilitator. The main insight that came from my research, was the need for a way young adults could air their issues anonymously, but also to allow the social care practitioner to offer them direct advice. Anonymity protects the young adults from any repercussions, it also removes stigma, fear and anxiety about asking personal questions. The setting of the workshop allows for open group discussion on all issues brought up, disseminating knowledge, useful topic based resources and guidance directly to the young adults. This format of workshop allows young people who may otherwise not have reached out to receive support.