– Abhie Ghimire
With the aim to help quake victims designed to recover from trauma and promote general well being a new mental health, app has been. According to The Press, the app, which works by setting self-care goals, is the latest tool from All Right? a public health campaign in New Zealand set up to help people recover from the emotional effects of earthquakes. The App offers users with easy “mini missions” each day to improve mental health and well-being. As they complete the mini missions the app will reward them with positive feedback and bead-filled hearts that show how many goals they have reached.
Public health specialist Lucy D’Aeth at All Right? said,”There is plenty of evidence that being proactive about caring for well-being can give us a real boost, even when times are stressful,”
“While there’s no magic wand to ensure good mental health and well-being, taking a few simple steps each day to care for ourselves can help us feel better. We want people to use the app as a means to improving their mental well-being in a busy and sometimes stressful world.”
The missions were related to the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’, designed by the New Economics Foundation in England. These included connecting with others, learning new skills, giving time to others, taking notice of the good things around you and being active.
According to the most recent research by All Right? released in February showed that while many people had made good progress in recovering from the effects of the earthquakes, others – including those with unsettled EQC and insurance claims – were still facing enormous stress.
D’Aeth further added “It can sound trite to suggest to someone living in a broken home to go for a short walk outside or phone a friend they have been meaning to catch up with but often doing small things like this can ‘top up’ our well-being and ensure we are mentally fit to deal with the stresses of our life,”
The app is now available in App Store and Google Play.