Mental Health has been a prevailing topic in the last couple of years, especially since COVID 19 entered our lives. From fear of losing your job, loneliness, panic about getting the virus, it’s clear that lockdown is taking a toll on everyone, but research has shown that younger people have been struggling the most with mental health issues.
A major survey by the Prince’s Trust found that a quarter of young people said they were struggling to cope since lockdown was implemented. Another survey shows that two-thirds of parents say their children’s behaviour has changed since the start of the pandemic, and half have their biggest worry is the mental wellbeing of their children.
So, what can be done to help change this situation? Over the last few years, there’s certainly been a shift in the right direction around mental health getting the attention it deserves. We have witnessed an explosion in technology specifically focused on improving mental health alongside new therapies and tools to diagnose and treat mental illnesses.
Today, we’re looking at four tech start-ups who are fighting for good in the battle against mental health and could help many young people.
TalkLife understands that life can be incredibly hard for anyone at any point in their life. You can feel lonely, sad and just feel like crying the whole time to name just a few. TalkLife is a peer to peer support network app built to help millions of young people who struggle daily with mental illnesses. Think of it like a safe social network that’s all about support.
TalkLife allows people to talk to others who are going through the exact same struggles as they are, and appreciate that talking to family or friends can be sometimes challenging. Start using TalkLife today and lets start talking.
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Offering message-based therapy in the workplace to make employees happier and more emotionally intelligent is Spill. Don’t think of the typical therapy session where you must go and sit on a sofa and explain face to face to someone what’s making you upset. Spill can be used at any time by everyone in your business. But impressively Spill has been designed to help people deal with life problems before they become life-altering.
It couldn’t be easier to get started either, simply reply to a few guided messages via the app before getting matched with a fully qualified counsellor who is best suited to your situation and begin exchanging messages which of course they will guide.
It’s a win-win for businesses too, as staff with an improved emotional intelligence will make for a happier and healthier workplace and will also allow for employees to focus better.
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Therapy helps you turn full stops into commas. Simplistic emotional outbursts are easy, so it’s no wonder our brains usually default to taking that route. We expend our emotional energy fretting and worrying about that surface issue – for example, why do I find social situations hard to navigate? – and then trying to calm ourselves down or move the thought out of our minds. When we feel things intensely, it’s rarely the case they’re that simplistic. The process of therapy gives you the license to sit with those feelings and, by talking about them with a professional who can keep pushing you to answer the hard questions, explore what might be underpinning them. . . . . #spillaboutit #spillers #emotionallywoke #therapy #counseling #counselling #psychology #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #therapistmagic #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthadvocate #emotionalintelligence #emotionalliteracy #emotionaleducation #psychologyfacts #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealthsupport #selfdevelopmenttools #therapysession
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Mind Moose focuses specifically on improving the mental wellbeing of children, because as we all know, children who have higher levels of well-being are happier, have stronger relationships and more able to deal with life’s ups and downs not only as children but also as adults later in life.
Mind Moose is an engaging digital platform that teaches children how to keep their minds healthy. All through the power of animation, children are taken on a journey of discovery that teaches them how to look after their minds, develop resilience and ultimately flourish.
It can be used in both schools and on an individual basis at home, so make sure you check out Mind Moose and begin taking steps in improving your children’s mental wellbeing today.
Being able to understand and build a healthy resilience to stress can combat and fight against the onset of physical diseases. Using AI, user data and human insight, BioBeats have created a preventive workplace wellbeing programme designed to improve the wellbeing of your business.
BioBeats create an overall perspective of your health, by listening to not only your mind but also your body, in their assessment they take into consideration your heart rate variability, brain function, sleep and your activity.
They also offer a demo opportunity, so make sure to check in for an appointment to see if BioBeats could be an incentive you offer to your staff.
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