Derived from the Swahili term meaning to blossom and flourish, Chanua supports and develops initiatives that empower people to improve their health, mental health and wellbeing. We create services and products that foster healthy connections, we do this by creating solutions mixing using human centred approaches, technology, psychology and good design. We believe that good relationships form the basis of healthy people throughout their lives.
Working both in the UK and Internationally, we have extensive experience of working with a wide range of clients on healthcare and innovation projects.
Our leadership roles have ensured that we have learnt the best way to nurture the wellbeing of individuals while highlighting, first-hand the disparity between what is needed and what is offered. We converged once again having realised that the essence of what we both want to achieve is meaningful wellbeing innovations that inspire and empower individuals to improve their health and wellbeing, and so Chanua was born.
We want to change statistics like, ‘1 in 20 people often or always feel lonely’. We know this feeling can start in childhood and teenagers are now describing feeling more socially isolated and unsupported.
These feelings can lead to a range of health problems, including mental ill health. Unresolved childhood issues have a significant negative impact on adulthood, impacting employment, relationships and peoples’ quality of life.
On a global scale, Non-Communicable diseases (chronic diseases that last for long periods of time and progress slowly) impact and cause death to 41 million people each year.
We say ‘A problem solved is well…. a problem solved’
In addition to this we support projects to measure the social impact of their work and health benefits. We have a mixed head and heart approach to research, so we use qualitative and quantitative approaches to measure impact.
We don’t settle for mediocrity, keeping on top of effective solutions using both evidence based approaches and expertise through experience in order to support projects and organisations to provide services we would be happy to use and pass the Chanua friends and family test.