SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being
ConnectUs is a prevention-driven mobile app to tackle non-clinical mental health challenges through community support. Modern elements of gamification and edutainment provide added motivation for users to educate themselves on the topic of mental health issues and learn strategies to prevent them.
Mental Health App "ConnectUs"
According to the WHO statistic, depression is a common mental disorder that affects 5% of adults causing disability and contributing to the overall global burden of disease, especially among women. Although many people do not receive a mental disorder diagnosis, a significant amount of people have symptoms of mental ill-health that debilitates their lives. Such an increase in symptoms is not surprising considering the growing amount of tasks at work, incoming information and news, world cataclysms and violation of the post-pandemic work-life balance.
To prevent loneliness, depression and anxiety symptoms, to live in harmony with your health and to tackle non-clinical mental health challenges, we offer a mobile app called “ConnectUs” that is based on community support.
The App is designed for people of all ages. There you can create a profile with an avatar, have a chat with a peer one on one or in small groups and talk to those who have already successfully overcome a similar situation. ConnectUs serves as an educational platform with interactive quizzes and video courses on how to manage forthcoming anxiety and depression. Modern elements of gamification and edutainment provide added motivation for users to educate themselves on the topic of mental health issues and learn strategies to prevent them.
ConnectUs is an easy tool that can provide better mental health and corresponds to Sustainable Development Goal 3 (targets 3.4 – mental health and 3.8 – universal health coverage).