When you’re having tough discussions, especially about something like mental health, which people are equally passionate and anxious about, making the ideas and beliefs in the conversation tangible can help to empower everybody to speak openly as well as diffuse conflicts by keeping the discussion focused on the ideas, not the people speaking them. Mark wrote about this technique recently on the Mental Health x Design blog with regards to how it can help with mental health discussion on university and college campuses. CLICK HERE TO READ MARK’S ARTICLE
It’s a technique that’s easily adapted to any meeting and it will give the attendees a visible landscape of ideas they can navigate. Try it out at your next support group meeting!