The below is written by my son, Anthony - the creator of this project. All images and screenshots are from the app.
As a teenager, I've seen many suffer through the hands of poor mental health and with suicides in youth rising in Australia, it's time we stop this trend. Sometimes it's difficult to speak out and express our feelings, especially when we feel lonely and distant from others. Here allows users to record their feelings and thoughts and provides suggestions which may help alleviate the user's current mood. Here is made in consultation with an Australian psychologist and is ready to be launched. I need your support to get this project off the ground and into people's hands. More information on the features of Here can be seen below.
Here: Personalised suggestions, like no other
Here is more than a mood tracking app - by answering a few reflection questions about your day, you'll be able to see some recommendations which may help to improve your mood or maintain it. If the app suggestions don't fit you - no worries! We're constantly adding more, but you can also create your own recommendations in the app.
Sometimes its difficult to get in touch with others to talk about your issues. With Here, that's not a problem. Simply write, as much as you want, and we'll save it. Our questions are open ended and suited to your mood, hopefully making your reflection easier. You can then share this with your friends and family later, or, export and email your entries to your doctor or psychologist for them to have a look.
Help is here (with a touch of a button)
Need help? If you live in Australia, you'll be able to connect to the right service for you - from inside the app. You'll be able to call emergency services, Lifeline and access to online help services just with a tap of a button. I hope you'll never need to use these, but in the event that you do, they'll be there.
All The Stats
Here will tell you how many times you've completed the daily reflection, your average mood as well as how many of your recommendations you've completed. This can easily be accessed in the Me section of the app.
Privacy and More
All data you enter into Here is stored on device and never uploaded to any servers. We will never be able to see, edit or delete your data - only you can. Your privacy is of upmost importance and you'll be notified of any data collection. You can also easily view all the data you've entered in the Report view.
There's so much more to Here - back this project now and help thousands of youth across Australia.
Risks and challenges
This app has been storyboarded, coded and tested. It's ready to be submitted for release to the public. Before that, and just to be safe, a Beta Program will run before final submission to fix any further issues not identified before.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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