Tracking mates’ wellbeing in real time
JACK Singleton (inset) has backed new free online app Be A Looper that aims to help people in fragile mental health situations.
The son of legendary businessman John
Singleton is on the board of RUOK? suicide prevention organisation. “Last week the app was released … and I casually started to add people and, to my surprise, I was almost immediately notified one of my friends was struggling with life and its complexities,” Singleton said of the app, a daily check-in tool and peer support initiative. “My RUOK training taught me to have the important conversations, but Be A Looper showed me my friend was not tracking well with her mental health in real time. I noticed she posted a very small blue, meaning her mental health was low and was in need of some support. I immediately received a notification prompting (me) to reach out and help her.”
Other app supporters include Fiona Falkiner, Nikki Goldstein and Maude Garrett.