An app for young people aged 16–25 years, who feel over-whelmed or stressed in their current situation.
|Whitu – 7 Ways in 7 Days||By University of Auckland|
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|Country of origin||Aotearoa New Zealand|
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What does the app do?
The Whitu app comprises a 7 day plan which has been clinically designed to provide young people, aged 16–25 years, with strategies to reduce their anxiety, improve their well-being and help them to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 7 modules to support young people to learn and practice evidence-based coping skills include:
- Be kind to yourself
- Be thankful
- Look after your body
- Set goals.
The app is specific to a New Zealand audience as it uses local voices and Māori language and symbols, and uses a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing. For a more detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ Audio clips are well paced.
✘ If users exit out of a module, they have to restart the module. However users can easily navigate through the audio tracks to manually resume their previous progress.
Date of review: December 2021
Platform reviewed: Apple iOS
- Well-being app to support young people during the COVID-19 pandemic: randomised controlled trial BMJ Open, 2021
- Coping Skills Mobile App to Support the Emotional Well-Being of Young People During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Study JMIR Res Protoc 2020;9(10):e23716
- Pilot study of a well-being app to support New Zealand young people during the COVID-19 pandemic Internet Interventions 26 (2021) 100464
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