Israeli designer Yaara Nusboim has developed a series of wooden toys in collaboration with child psychologists, that can help kids process difficult or repressed emotions as part of the therapeutic process. More
The demands placed on architecture students is leading to burnout, mental-health issues and even thoughts of suicide, according readers participating in a social-media discussion about design education organised by Dezeen. More
A team of Spanish architects has modernised a 19th-century psychiatric centre in the city of Pamplona by adding a series of structures with gabled profiles that reference the forms of the existing buildings. More
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Fujita Keisuke has made an installation that uses real-time tweets from people expressing suicidal thoughts to activate a motor-powered needle that scratches away at a monolithic block of carbon. More
For World Mental Health Day, we've rounded up eight designs that address the increasingly prevalent topic of mental wellbeing, including a hand-held anxiety reducer and a metaphorical gun that fires tears.
After her own negative experiences with mental health services, graduate designer Sara Lopez Ibanez developed a self-assessment kit that lets users figure out the kind of help they need, and where they can get it from. More
Secluded pods that allow office workers to meditate, smash things or scream will be commonplace in two years time says UNStudio founder Ben van Berkel, after research found that stress-related illness costs the US economy $300 billion a year. More
An embracing chair designed to soothe anxiety and a lamp that anyone can be taught to manufacture are among items of furniture designed for prisons by students from Norway's University of Bergen. More