他离婚后, 和 children being taken to another country, Better Co-Founder Peter Grange hit rock bottom 和 attempted to take his own life. 幸运的是他没有死. He went to see leading psychotherapist John Halker (the other Better Co-Founder), 谁帮助他康复的.
几年后, 这一对又碰上了, 和 started talking about the idea of making a free stop suicide 应用程序 to help others with extreme mental health problems 和 suicidal thoughts. ‘的re must be an 应用程序 for that,约翰说. 但是没有.
By combining John’s 30+ years of experience in mental health with Peter’s 20+ years experience running a digital advertising agency, 叫Oi, 他们设计了"更好的停止自杀"应用.
在接下来一年左右的时间里, working with a team of creatives 和 developers from Peter’s agency, 和 John’s global network of leading psychologists, 心理治疗师和病人, 他们设计, 严格的测试, 并改进了更好的阻止自杀应用程序.
的 clear 和 simple benefit became immediately 应用程序arent - the 应用程序 simply gives someone the opportunity to pause, should they ever find themselves thinking about ending their own life. In its trial period with 122 testers in different cultures around the English-speaking world, testament soon arrived from users clearly 和 unashamedly stating that the 应用程序 had helped them, 和 already saved lives during its trial period. Features include being able to record a life-saving message to yourself, 需要呼叫的主要联系人, 一次感恩清单, 内置闹钟, calming audio files by leading mental health experts, 情感需求检查, 和 daily tasks to help people feel better.
‘Much of the work in this 应用程序 is to calm 和 slow your mind, 并帮助你使用你的思维大脑,约翰说.
更好的阻止自杀 was launched on the 苹果 和 谷歌 应用程序商店 in January 2019. It has since been downloaded over 50,000 times by people around the world. 它已被证明挽救了生命, 其中包括一个11岁的男孩, 和 won a global digital health tech award at the end of 2019.
同时创建 更好的阻止自杀 应用程序, John 和 Peter reviewed the market for other 应用程序s, which may offer real help to people who want top take care of their mental 和 emotional health. 他们看到了一个缺口, particularly in the lack of any 应用程序 which may help someone assess their own 幸福 at the same time as educating them what their needs really are, 和 then offering real pragmatic help 和 support to develop their own tools to help themselves.
“赌博的十大网站想做一款心理健康应用, which firstly checked someone’s emotional health 和 幸福, 然后定制的信息, 正念, therapy 和 sleep audios all of which are proven ways to make life better,彼得说.
的 更好的应用 was launched on the global 苹果 和 谷歌 应用程序商店 in April 2020, which proved timely considering the effects of global COVID-19 p和emic, 和封锁, 关于人们的心理健康.
这很简单, 但非常强大, mental health 应用程序 that helps the user to gain a deeper underst和ing of their real emotional needs, to find out where those needs are being met, 但, 重要的是, discover the ways in which they can better their resilience, 幸福, 健康和幸福.
的 应用程序 has a unique ‘Emotional needs check’ which asks 20 questions about the user’s mental 和 physical 幸福. 的 应用程序 then gives you all the information you need to get better. Users may repeat the 幸福 check as often as they wish, so as to monitor progress.
Features include audios by leading mental health experts to strengthen your mind, quickly talking to three important people in your life, guided walking to encourage exercise for at least 20 minutes a day, 平静的呼吸和睡眠的声音, plus there is quick-link access to find a qualified therapist, 如果需要. For a monthly or annual fee you also receive new mind 和 sleep audios every week.
Mental health charities from various corners of the globe receive 10% of profits from the 应用程序.
的 更好的应用 Company has also launched the world’s first 白色标签心理健康应用 服务，由Better应用程序支持. Organisations employing 500+ staff can now have their own-br和ed version of the 更好的应用 to give to their employees, 和客户.
Other major developments for the 更好的应用 this year will include…