‘Village’ App to support youth mental health
Meet this newly launched app called ‘Village’. The app has been co-designed with rangatahi and whānau to help young people going through hard times (low mood, self-harm, suicidal ideation) reach out for help from a network of 1-5 peers/whanau (buddies) to get timely support. It is designed to work alongside clinical care (as an extra layer of support) but would also be useful for those waiting to access face-to-face services. The app was tested in an open trial and found acceptable, safe, and helps to improve users’ mood.
All details and links to download the app are available at www.villageapp.kiwi