TotalMobile Launch NI Mental Health App
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Mental Health App Launched: TotalMobile and local Youth Workers teamed up to develop a location based app that allows users to source mental health services in their area. Ben Rayot & TotalMobile's Gareth Tolerton make the announcement alongside team memb
Local Mental Health App “MindMateNI” is now available to download for free and will help users to access services in their area.
As part of the Health Hack NI event in December, which was sponsored by Belfast City Councils drive for a super connected Belfast; software company TotalMobile™ developed the location based application that highlights where Mental Health and wellbeing services can be accessed in the surrounding area.
With 1 in 4 people in Northern Ireland suffering from mental health issues, MindMateNI is suitable for all public sector organisations and their service users; Youth Workers, PSNI, Social Workers, GPs, Ambulance Service, Charities and other groups who work with people with mental health issues.
The app will provide a resource to anyone in need, quickly showing them where they can find help and cutting out the step of visiting a GP. Belfast-based TotalMobile™ teamed up with Youth Workers who identified a need for the app at the Health Hack event, where the project was announced overall winner.
Ben Rayot works with marginalised and at risk young people as well as being part of the MindMateNI team “We originally came to Health Hack NI to network with app developers and technology professionals. We’re in the process of developing a web app for the young people we work with that will provide information about Housing, Training, Employment and services that are available to them and wanted to meet people who could help us with the project.
“The idea for MindMateNI, came from experience I had with one of the young people I work with. He was experiencing suicidal thoughts and despite being nearby to an organisation that could have helped him, he didn’t know where to turn. This app will provide a resource to anyone in need, quickly showing them where they can find help and cutting out the step of visiting a GP”
Ricky Linton from Genesis Youth Centre added “With TotalMobile’s help, we have come up with something that will be genuinely beneficial. The young people at Genesis will be involved in launching the app and being able to take ownership of the project will be a great experience for them. We’re looking forward to making the app available and seeing the good it can do”
TotalMobile’s Chief Technology Officer Gareth Tolerton said “This year we launched our mobile working solution into the healthcare market. It was great to be involved in the MindMateNI project as we are committed to providing technologies that improve healthcare and help the NHS deliver a better service. Mobile technology has enormous potential for Healthcare and MateMateNI will be a great example of that.”
As part of TotalMobile’s Corporate Social Responsibility, MindMateNI is now available to download for free on Blackberry, iPhone and Android.
The app can be accessed by searching “MindMateNI” in BlackBerry App World, Apple App Store or Google Play or using the following links