Voxel Hub was founded to open up explorations of digital wellbeing and help you find the humanity in the digital world.
We aim to do it on an individual, but also an organisational and social level. Voxel Hub combines over a decade of digital work with a strong focus on online ethics together with current findings from cyberpsychology, digital families research, counselling and coaching theory and practice. Voxel Hub explores digital innovation in the context of cyberpsychology, mental health research and wellbeing practice.
Digital landscapes provide fantastic opportunities to connect with fellow humans through technology, to share our story and to build our networks. It is, however, essential to actively engage in those landscapes to form healthy habits and care for our wellbeing. Our definition of digital wellbeing can be very personal, which is why we focus on tailored solutions. At Voxel Hub, we focus on those core areas from your point of view, helping you find your answers or ask the right questions:
- With the help of our consultancy and training, we build up your digital literacy to help you make informed decisions about the technologies you are using
- In our coaching sessions, we encourage you to make informed choices about your past, present and future content and your personal story online
- In our counselling support, we work on your feelings to enable more profound connections with yourself and your networks
- With our online courses, we also offer you the opportunity to continue your digital wellbeing explorations in your own time, from your desk
We believe that caring for your digital wellbeing is not a destination; it is a journey. We offer individual, group and organisational support to ensure that we can support you at any point of that journey and help you move forward.
Why Voxel Hub?
Designing an open, inclusive and dynamic digital wellbeing space can be difficult, finding a name for it even more so. However, over the last decade, we have worked with fantastic people who inspired us to search for the perfect fit. After long research, testing and a bit of creative thinking, we have found two words that represent what we stand for “voxel” and “hub”.
A voxel is a unit of volume measurement used both in graphics design and in CT scans of human brains. It is precisely the unit that represents the meeting point between digital technology and the human mind – a perfect metaphor for our work. Voxels are defined by their placement in relation to other voxels in the 3D space. That is how we think of people connecting with themselves and each other, thus thriving in the digital age. We aim to help people re-connect, so voxel is a perfect symbol and a reminder of our mission.
The word “hub” is essential to us because it signals a space which is not pre-defined by us. It invites all our clients, friends and other stakeholders to shape its future with us. In the world of technology, hubs represent innovative open spaces where startups can grow their connections. In the world of mental health, hubs are associated with free, accessible drop-ins and non-judgemental support. Hence why we chose to name our space a hub too.
We hope that this name reflects what we stand for and how we aim to achieve our mission. We hope it will inspire you to join in and shape the future of our Voxel Hub with us.
How we do it?
Consultancy and training
Most of our clients experience digital wellbeing challenges due to lack of a good understanding of how new technologies operate. We focus on identifying relevant training needs for your clients to help you navigate the fast-changing technological landscapes. Our goal is to empower you and your staff to become independent of us and ask us more difficult questions in the future. We combine digital literacy with consultancy. Many of our clients work and live in complex digital landscapes. Working with us, you will learn to plan and execute your digital campaigns and other activities effectively but also in a sensible, relaxed manner – which leads to a good, balanced life. Find out more about our consultancy and training services here.
In our coaching sessions, we help our clients explore the emotions, experiences and deep mechanisms behind decisions they make concerning their digital activities. We set goals and work on identified blocks to ensure that our clients move forward in their lives. Many of our clients prefer to develop their healthy digital habits in more resilient times. It can be more comfortable and more productive to create useful digital wellbeing practices when you feel stronger, and your life is more balanced. If that’s what you wish to do, we will work with you on a wide range of aspects of digital wellbeing. Find out more about our coaching services here.
We recommend our counselling services to individuals who wish to explore their wide range of feelings and behaviours related to digital wellbeing. Most of our clients turn to us for help in critical or difficult situations, but it is also recommended to explore our digital wellbeing in more relaxed times. It is easier to improve our habits and explore our relationship with digital technologies when we feel a bit stronger, comfortable and more resilient. Find out more about our counselling services here.
Why we do it?
“I believe it is possible to thrive in the digital era, but we need to reconnect, educate ourselves and make informed choices about our digital activities. We need to participate in the process of our digital wellbeing actively. We need to resist the complete automation of digital technologies and advocate for safe, thriving digital landscapes. Digital landscapes that accommodate a wide range of individual choices for future generations to come, because it is choices that make us human.”
The digital world here and it is here to stay. Digital technologies like social media platforms with their algorithms, online gaming, social TV, streaming services, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and smart tech redefine how we live our daily lives. The digital revolution started in the 1950s while the term “digital wellbeing” entered the public discourse only recently. Now, more than ever, it is imperative to consider for a moment how all those established, and upcoming digital technologies impact our lives and our mental health. Instead of relying on tech companies or mainstream media, it’s time to ask ourselves critical questions. It’s time to decide how we want to use new technologies effectively while caring for our wellbeing.
Balanced, informed and non-judgemental discussions about good mental health are new. The language used in mainstream media is still often very negative. In the meantime, as digital users, we are left to figure out the best way forward for our wellbeing without much digital literacy or guidance. Normalising public conversations might take some time, but we can start thinking critically on an individual level. The idea of good digital wellbeing starts with exploring what good mental health means to each of us individually. Voxel Hub was set up to help you do just that.
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Who can benefit from our support?
Voxel Hub was founded to open up explorations of digital wellbeing and help everyone, regardless of their current situation. We have developed a handy digital wellbeing scale to help our clients. It helps them identify where they are at the moment and how they could move towards more thriving digital wellbeing. We use this scale together with other, more traditional consultancy, coaching and counselling forms of assessment and progress tracking.
Please note: life can be surprising and on some occasions, people can move between various levels of digital wellbeing, and that's OK. Good digital wellbeing can feel like an active, sometimes challenging process. However, we are here to support you. Get in touch to discuss your specific individual or organisational needs.