Introducing Vantage: the new HSP charity
The 20% of the population who are most highly sensitive account for over half of all physical and mental health problems. As a result, they are often stigmatised and excluded. We can prevent these problems through greater awareness of high sensitivity, and creating environments which suit people with all levels of sensitivity.
Vantage is a charitable, non-profit organization working to create a world where the benefits of high sensitivity are appreciated, and the needs of highly sensitive people are taken into account. We are developing campaign materials for social media to increase awareness and acceptance of high sensitivity. Vantage is also working with partner organisations to create environments which prevent health problems among highly sensitive people.
High sensitivity: a form of neurodiversity
High sensitivity is a form of neurodiversity found in over 100 species. Environmental sensitivity is a genetic trait, and MRI scans show the brains of highly sensitive people work differently. People who are highly sensitive have a lower threshold for stimulation, and often struggle in the loud, pressured environments which are now common, particularly in our schools and workplaces. This overstimulation leads to physical and mental health problems. But the different brains of highly sensitive people offer unique advantages as well: their deeper processing of information makes them more creative and empathetic. And in supportive environments, highly sensitive people do better than others, which scientists refer to as vantage sensitivity. Take this online psychometric test to find out if you or your child is highly sensitive, and learn more about scientific research on high sensitivity and resources for highly sensitive people.
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News and updates: Why we need to campaign for highly sensitive people
In our first blog, our Founder and CEO Rosie Raleigh explains why a campaign for highly sensitive people is exactly what the world needs right now. Read more.