Overview: Mobile phone apps can be a great vehicle through which to deliver health and mental health advice. Black Dog Institute are testing a new app called Vibe Up. In this post, learn a bit about the trial and how you can get involved. Reading time ~ 1.5 minutes.
I found this opportunity for university students on the Black Dog Institute Facebook page.
They are testing a mobile phone app called Vibe Up that utilises AI technology to guide users through the use of techniques taught by doctors and psychologists to help build better mental health.
Participation in the trial involves downloading and utilising the app for 30 days (no more than 30 minutes per day), some pre- and post-questionnaires, and engaging in some mental health promoting activities such as physical activity, mindfulness and sleep hygiene.
At the end of the trial you’ll get a confidential personalised report with tips to help you stay well.
You can learn more about (and register to participate) in the study at the following address: https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/research-studies/vibe-up/
If any of you take part, I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences on the app itself.
If learning psychological tools for improving mental health are of interest to you, might I also recommend the Be Well Plan, that is offered free to Flinders students.