"This app aims to raise awareness and reduce stigma of mental health."
Quote from project Leader:
"Im Katie Buckingham, aged 18 and I have created this app along with Andrew Soltan, aged 17, to provide information on mental health
in an interactive and user friendly way.
This app includes information on different mental health issues,
a video, activities and support contacts.
Everyone has mental health, whether it be good or bad and the more we can talk
about it and understand it, the more we can help those with mental health issues."
What is Mental Health?
How you think and feel about yourself, and your life, affects how
you behave and how well you cope when times are tough. It affects
your ability to make the most of the opportunities that come your way
and play a full part in your family, workplace, community and among
friends. Itís also closely linked with your physical health.
Whether you call it well-being, emotional welfare or mental health, itís key
to living a fulfilling life.
Multiple social, psychological (in your head), and biological (in your body)
factors determine the level of mental health of a person at any point in time.
Being mentally healthy doesnít just mean that you donít have a mental
health problem. Mental health problems range from the worries we all
experience as part of everyday life to serious long-term conditions.
How Widespread Is It?
1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year.
1 in 7 children and young people have a mental health issue
Rates of mental health problems among children increase as they reach adolescence.
11.5% (about 510,000) young people aged between 11-16 years have a mental disorder.
4.4% (about 195,000) young people have an anxiety disorder.
Nearly 80,000 children and young people suffer from severe depression.
Self-harm statistics for the UK show one of the highest rates in Europe (about 400 people in every 100,000 self-harm).
What to Do?
Read carefully through the statement shown on-screen and decided if it is true or false.
If you think it's true, tap the "True" button. If not, tap the "False" button
What is my score?:
For each question you answer correctly, and in time, you're awarded 1 point. This is added to your running total to give you your score.
This can be seen in the top right quadrant of the screen.
How Long do I have left?:
Your timer starts counting down from the moment you hit start. At any time you can see how long you have reamining for the current question by checking the top left quadrant of the screen.
What do the output messages mean?:
If you see a message like this one, it means you've answered correctly! Well done!
Oh no! Just go it wrong this time. Better luck next time!