Mental health help at your fingertips
Support for people dealing with mental health issues in the workplace is just a fingertip away with an electronic app designed by Black Swan Health.
YAppEE was created by the independent, not-for-profit health service to help young people maintain stable employment and income through real-time mental health support via a mobile device.
Users can check in daily to help identify and prevent issues in the workplace before they escalate.
The service includes a counselling call centre, run by Black Swan Health, to provide real-time support to participants as they need it.
A spokesman from Black Swan Health said people living in remote areas now had access to free counselling if they had a smart phone and internet connection.
“All you do is check in with a red face and a YAppEE counsellor will call you within a maximum twohour window. You do not need credit on your phone, as we will call you,” he said.
“Being an online resource, YAppEE is not geographically bound like venue-based counselling services and can assist young people with mental health and wellbeing support regardless of where they are. YAppEE is also free to use, which removes the financial barrier that can often prevent people from seeking access to mental health services.”
The spokesman said regional businesses could also benefit from directing employees to the app.
“It can offer to their employees when they face challenges that could affect their performance or even their ability to work,” he said.
“Supporting workers to maintain their employment in regional areas builds stronger communities by enabling local businesses to deliver their services and reduce the need for attracting potential employees to remote areas.”
Check in with a red face and a YAppEE counsellor will call you within a ... two-hour window. Black Swan Health spokesman