Bitjam worked with North Staffs Mind and the MACCAS to develop a way of using mobile technology to help young people manage mental distress. The solution had to provide a more accessible service that was designed in a way that young people would find easy and quick to use whenever they needed support.
We created a web app that was accessible on both the iOS and Android smartphone operating systems. The app provides essential information and contact details that provide help and support at any hour of the day. The service also includes links to local services that are available to provide further support.
Research shows that 43% of young people still fear the stigma attached to mental health issues. Bitjam are committed to creating and delivering digital technology to help relieve this in some way, providing young people a modern route for seeking help, starting from the relative safety of their own phone.