Project Result 3 involves the development of the InnerYOU SMARTPHONE APPLICATION FOR PROMOTION OF MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING. The tasks of this PR are to develop, pilot-test the InnerYOU MOBILE APP which offers personalized Action Plans to be performed at weekly basis, aiming to introduce to YP some essential actions, attitudes, habits that enables them to deal with life’s issues in a more positive and constructive way. Moreover, the MOB APP gives the opportunity to YP to take care/ improve and maintain their Mental Health by performing their own PERSONALIZED Mental Health Action Plan that is tailored to their preferences etc. Once the user registers, they need to proceed in a self-assessment, where he needs to add his/her demographic data such as gender etc., will set his/her mental health needs such as beating anxiety. In addition, the participant is asked to set the time that could be dedicated within a week, and the type of resources that they prefer to access (e.g., podcasts, music etc.).
Finally, the app asks to report the interests/habits such as drawing etc. in order to create a personalized action plan which will respond on the user’s preferences. In order to keep the user motivated, the user is rewarded for completing each action with bonuses. Furthermore, the APP connects YP who want to improve their Mental Health, as each user will be assigned a virtual BUDDY, with whom they are be able to interact by monitoring each other’s progress, support each other etc. Hence, the MOB APP will encourage YP who are reluctant to speak to others, to socialize and share their thoughts/experiences etc. Apart from the e-BUDDY, the MOB APP has a community of users where users who are reluctant to speak to others, to socialize and share their thoughts/experiences, provide their feedback on the APP etc.