Evadine Okoye

MA work

SibiCare

Here to care for you and help you care for your sibling


There is an unidentified community of siblings carrying the burden of their brothers' and sisters' severe mental health issues with additional costs to their families; financially and, more importantly, emotionally. 

Siblings play a vital role in the future care of their brothers/sisters as official and unofficial carers and according to Carers UK, unpaid carers save the UK £132 Billion a year which is the cost of a second NHS

However, with no close contact to clinical experts, siblings are often neglected and are having to navigate the minefield of the internet which is filled with overwhelming resources just to find 'tailored information’ that is best suited to their needs and circumstances.

SibiCare is a service that supports a community of siblings who have brothers and sisters who suffer with severe mental health such as Schizophrenia. It provides a personalised tailor -made service through it's physical and digital platforms, enabling siblings to connect with those going through similar situations by sharing insightful knowledge amongst one another.

SibiCare also equips users with additional information from clinical professional and verified resources to train and educate them of potential future expectancies.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Service Design, 2016

  • I am a London based cross-disciplined designer, specialising in Service Design, with a background in interior architecture and spatial design.

    I’ve been trained in the environment of the prestigious Royal College of Art and have been fortunate to work on live projects with a number of project sponsors and professional stakeholders within the industry.

    Before committing to my Masters, I had always had a passion in the area of mental health. Which I personally feel, is an area increasingly over looked by the Government, resulting in a lack of capability for the NHS’s to provide valuable services for its service users and service providers.

    As a service designer, I have developed services and strategies by studying people’s behaviour while having compassion for them by designing around their needs. I have been equipped with the skills to build design cases on a holistic understanding through a user-centred approach. Through abstract conceptual ideas I aim to make tangible and work on solutions that will be profitable for all associated stakeholders. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Interior Design, De Montfort University, 2012
  • Experience

  • Service design consultant, Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh and London, 2015; Service design consultant, Imperial College (Business School), London, 2016; Interior designer, Dover Design Ltd, London, 2013–current
  • Exhibitions

  • New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, N1
  • Awards

  • Rachel Craig Prize, 2012; RSA Student Award, 2012; New Designers, 2012; The Jack Petchey Award Foundation of Art and Design, 2008; Gifted and Talented Award for Art and Design, 2006
  • Conferences

  • Rethink Mental Illness Conference, Brighton, 6 June 2016
  • Publications

  • George M Ballentyne, Equality & Diversity for Leicestershire’s, Art and Design Degree show at De Montfort University, 2012