Wellbeing with Willow

Gold Coast Social Innovators 2022

May 2022

By Eva, Hannah & Sunae.

Four out of five young Australians say they experienced mental health issues in the last two years. We need to develop new approaches to assisting young people in their wellbeing, new approaches like Wellbeing with Willow. This team wants to develop an app which provides guidance, support and education to support wellbeing. It will include features from a chat function so young people can connect and share their experiences, to a guide with a variety of easy strategies that can be used when experiencing distress.

To trial this idea, the team will develop a card game that can be played at their school. The game involves young people writing queries about wellbeing and then the school counsellor will answer them anonymously. The counsellor will give advice and provide strategies to the students questions and problems on the cards.

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