Newcastle University have introduced a new, free wellbeing app: iNCLude, designed to help students take steps to help improve their mental wellbeing.
The app encourages students to make changes in five key aspects of their lives
The app encourages students to make changes in five key aspects of their lives. It encourages students to keep learning new skills, give back to others, connect with other people, be active and to take notice of their healthy habits. Users are encouraged to complete two small habits per day in order to improve wellbeing. These habits range from doing one push-up, to going out for coffee with a friend. The variety of habits available accommodates busy schedules and aims to appeal to an array of interests.
Within the app, there is also access to financial advice services support, such as booking into assessment appointments or support groups, and a news feed, which shares articles on how to support yourself and loved ones. The app also has help available for anyone in a crisis, or who is struggling with breathing control, and tools to help you stay in the present.
“The app has been designed with specialists”
Newcastle University said: “The app has been designed with specialists, using evidence-based methodology and looks at how to maximise your experience at University by creating positive habits to ensure you’re focusing on more than just your academic studies.”
There is no waiting list for the app, meaning students have access to support as and when they need it
In a time when student mental health is taking a downward turn, and more and more students are suffering with mental health problems, this app ensures every student has access to wellbeing and mental health support. There is no waiting list for the app, meaning students have access to support as and when they need it.
Last modified: 30th October 2019