A powerful app that checks your mental health and wellbeing, made by a Channel-Island based health tech company, has been launched on the global Apple and Google app stores.
Better is designed by experts in the mental health field, with a unique emotional and wellbeing check that helps people gain a deep understanding of their own real emotional needs. The user is able to find out where those needs are perhaps not being met, and, importantly, how to discover the ways in which they can better their resilience, wellbeing, health and happiness.
The Better app offers real tools, enabling the user to design and build a better life. It has been created by leading consultant psychotherapist John Halker and experienced marketer Peter Grange, Co-Founders of Guernsey-based Better App Company.
They created the award-winning Better Stop Suicide app, which has saved lives including an Italian woman who is now translating all the company’s apps for that market, and an 11-year-old boy who is one of the Better app testers.
A free version of the Better app includes a unique emotional needs check that gives a trackable wellbeing score, features to encourage talking and exercising, audio to calm the mind through a simple breathing exercise, and offers the ability to connect directly with a therapist. There is a free 7 day trial on the paid plan within the app, which offers additional ‘Life made better’ audios and ‘Better sleep’ audios weekly, recorded by world-leading mental health experts.
The firm will be donating 10% of profits from the Better app to mental health charities all over the world. Translated versions in Spanish, Italian and Chinese will be launched soon.
The health tech company has also launched the world’s first white-label mental health app service, powered by the Better app. This enables companies employing 500+ staff to have their own-branded version of the Better app, which they can provide to their staff. The company pays The Better App Company an annual fee per member of staff. Employee mental health wellbeing is top of many company agendas. Employee mental health issues cost businesses over 1 trillion dollars in lost productivity. The Better App Company is in talks with major global brands wanting to provide their own branded version of the Better app to their customers as well.
“There are clear and proven benefits for the user – better sleep, better emotional health, better and deeper understanding of the human needs we all have, better physical wellbeing – in brief, how to design and build a better life,” said Mr Halker.
“Better is loaded with rich content, supporting the user to find their higher brain, their thinking mind, to settle easily into a relaxed state, to understand healthy and sustainable ways in which their needs can be met, and to sleep brilliantly well, once they know how.”
The first app created by Mr Halker and Mr Grange, called Better Stop Suicide, was launched globally in February 2019 across the Google Play and Apple App stores. The free app’s intention was simple – to help people press their own pause button should suicidal thoughts come to them, thus buying time to get further help and support.
Key features of the Better Stop Suicide app are calming audio files, quick access to key phone contacts, gratitude checklist, built-in alarm clock, better sleep audio file, emotional needs ‘quick’ check, helpful tasks to feel better, and uniquely the app allows people to record a life-saving message to themselves.