At Earkick, we often get asked about the story behind the Earkick Panda, our beloved mascot, and why it immediately resonated with all the members who helped create it.
Happy to share with you the origins of our Earkick Panda, that cute, cuddly, and quirky character you’ve seen hanging around our mental health universe.
Check out the 5 extraordinary qualities that make Panda your ultimate mental health companion.
A Panda Personality
Our members didn’t want another cold, clinical logo that reminded them of a hospital environment. They asked for an adorable and endearing character. So we created this ball of fur with big, expressive eyes and attentive ears, making it instantly relatable and inviting. The occasional clumsiness of pandas adds a touch of charm, making it even more approachable.
Curious, Smart and Patient
Like young pandas, the Earkick Panda is playful and curious, always eager to explore new ways to support mental well-being. Its intelligence and patience are reflected in its ability to guide members through the onboarding process, offering suggestions and personal insights just for them.
Social but Independent
Pandas, like many of our members, are sociable but also value time alone. That’s why our Panda understands the importance of both connection and solitude in the mental health journey. It encourages you to engage with others while respecting your need for personal space when required.
For example, it will send you gentle reminders, give you plenty of kudos for every achievement no matter how small and happily create a weekly summary about the highlights of your week.
Panda will never serve you an ad and never reproach you for not checking in with it. But it will always miss and wait for you.
Emotions On Display
Panda’s all about keeping it real. It openly expresses a range of emotions, never afraid to show how it feels, whether it’s happy, sad, angry, or a little confused. And that’s a pretty awesome reminder that it’s okay to feel your feelings, no matter what they are.
A Scar of Resilience
Check out the scar right over Panda’s heart. That’s a mark of a true mental health warrior. It’s been through some tough times but never been broken. Yes, it can turn red when Panda gets angry and It’s living proof that you’ve got the power to come out of rough patches stronger and wiser.
Pandas are as strong and sturdy as they are cute. So, we created a Panda that has your back, no matter how heavy the burden or frustration you may want to get off your chest.
Just as our members wanted an attentive listener, Panda is an empathetic, non-judgemental audience, that is always ready to hear from you. It serves as a true companion, offering support 24/7. Whether you need reassurance, guidance, or just a friendly presence, our Earkick Panda is there to provide it.
Ready to check Panda out? Download the app here