30 Apr New Mental Health App
My Possible Self: An App that Could Help Mental Health in the Workplace
Apps are handy little things, and I like the idea of My Possible Self. This new App helps you tune into your mental health. It is a tool to enable you to deal with stress and anxiety. Let’s face it, even if mental health isn’t an issue, stress can get the better of most of us at times.
My Possible Self App is a self-help tool to enable you to meet the stresses and strains in your life. It empowers you to take charge of your thoughts and feelings to create a healthy, happy you. It is the first self-help app to feature content licensed from the world-renowned Black Dog Institute. These are the leaders in e-mental health research. The app is clinically proven to reduce stress, anxiety and mild-moderate
Joanne Wilkinson, pictured above with her family, is the instigator of My Possible self. Joanne’s life was transformed when she experienced emotional difficulties in her adult life and sought guidance from a highly skilled therapist. However, access to a therapist is not always so readily available. It was from here that My Possible Self was born.
Mental health campaigner and former care minister Norman Lamb MP has said: ‘I am confident that My Possible Self can help people improve their mental wellbeing, come through difficult times, and improve their overall quality of life.’
In the Workplace
Employers can also help improve the wellbeing of their workforce by encouraging use. Last year, 12.5 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety. While counsellors provide invaluable support, offering these services can be costly and time-consuming. My Possible Self could give employees the tools to overcome obstacles and challenges themselves, thus reducing absence, improving wellbeing and increasing productivity.
You can find My Possible Self at the App Store, Google Play and online at www.mypossibleself.com. Individual
subscriptions are priced at £5.99 per month or £60 per year.