Our mission is to create a platform that utilises immersive technologies such as VR to create positive narratives and bring mental health care into the future.
In the U.S. 50 million adults have a mental health illness (20.6% of adults). In the UK around 21% of adults experienced some depression in early 2021. Poor mental health leads to approximately 8 million deaths per year. VR therapy can help prevent millions of deaths every year by embracing immersive technologies and make therapy 2-3x cheaper than traditional rehabilitation.
We want to bring mental health care into the future. Using virtual reality, we aim to provide a VR app that can help users to express and understand how they feel by drawing and creating scenes in a virtual environment. Clients seeking mental health support can pay to have VR therapy sessions with a live therapist if they choose to.
Anomie requires a virtual reality headset and can be used anywhere with wifi connection. By embracing innovative technologies we are making digital remote therapy more accessible, effective and using VR to tackle stigmas associated with seeking mental health support.
VR allows for pivoting, and changing of perspective. Physically change your virtual space and feel what it’s like to change direction.— Louise Austin, Artgym Academy & Course Director at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education
AnomieXR’s VR NFT Auction
VR therapy and coaching start-up AnomieXR ltd. are hosting their first virtual reality (VR) NFT auction inside Microsoft’s social platform AltSpaceVR on the 11th March 2022 20:00 GMT. They are collaborating with six VR artists Durk van der Meer, Rosie Summers, Natasha Murray, Kayleigh Eliza, R00T and Brenda Chen who are auctioning their VR 3D art for Anomie’s cause.
The theme of the art at the Anomie auction is “from negative to positive mindsets”. More than half of the funds raised will go towards the VR artists, whilst the rest will go towards the development of AnomieXR’s platform. Collectors can bid on the artist’s NFT’s on Rarible as the pieces go live during the opening event with Ethereum and the auction will end on the 19th March 2022 20:00 GMT. Supporters of AnomieXR who do not want to purchase an NFT can still support them by purchasing an Anomie token or donating on Patreon.
Nina Salomons, CEO of AnomieXR ltd., said “It just seemed logical to do an VR NFT auction for fundraising when AnomieXR is creating digital artists by helping users express themselves through VRl means. We hope that we not only help people’s wellbeing but create a community where they can thrive and become successful digital artists after using AnomieXR.”
Liam McKill, COO of AnomieXR ltd., said “We hope for a successful auction both to support the artists involved and to bring our VR therapy platform to life, so that it can help create positive narratives for anyone seeking mental health support. This is the first of many virtual auction events for Anomie.”
Rosie Summers said, “I love being involved in community auctions, always creatively enlightening to be a part of something like this, and getting the chance to exhibit alongside such talented creatives. I have witnessed the powerful therapeutic benefits of VR art first hand for many years now, so I am so passionate to support an XR art therapy platform so others can also experience its potential.”
Nina Salomons has worked in the UK immersive scene since 2016, leading the XR Diversity Initiative, organizing Women in VR meetups and working for well-established VR companies such as VRFocus, Cornerstone Partnership, ImmerseUK, Innovate UK, Digital Catapult and Inition ltd. This includes developing, writing, filming, marketing and delivering immersive projects. Her work in VR and healthcare started in 2018, where she brought VR into UK prisons for wellbeing. She has an extensive and established network with XR hardware and software companies.
Liam Mckill is a 3D Artist, XR Consultant and Virtual Reality World Builder. His first virtual world was highly publicized on the High Fidelity VR platform. He has since gone on to be featured in published articles for his Facebook Horizon projects where he was selected to be a Pre-Alpha tester on the platform. As a Consultant, VR Event Manager and World Builder, Liam has worked with companies such as AAVE, Nestle and Purina, Vm-people and Facebook. His main focus is in the power of immersive technologies – promoting well-being and developing positive narratives.