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How Mental founder: Know when to prioritise life outside your startup – Fi5

How Mental founder

George Taktak is the founder of How Mental, a company that brings together mental health services for its community of over 800,000 members.

The London-based company runs virtual mental health check-ins and workshops, along with collating resources from across the mental health sector – from wellness apps to therapy – in one place.

Taktak, an artist, inventor and social entrepreneur, founded How Mental five years ago after experiencing depression and anxiety. How Mental counts the likes of Bella Hadid, Alanis Morissette and Emma Bunton among its members.

How Mental’s charity arm, The How Mental Foundation, helps people who cannot afford mental health support and provides free access to resources.

In this week’s Founder in Five Q&A, Taktak explains why founders shouldn’t make their startup their whole life, how building an app didn’t go to plan and why haptics is a “well of untapped potential”....