Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. At Flourish, we’ve had the privilege of working closely with online education company Fresh Start Direct and their parent company Fresh Start in Education. Through our work with them – which has included brand and website development, animation, copywriting and radio – we’ve learnt a lot about the sensitivities surrounding mental health services and how this links with education for young people.
Working in the digital space, we’re alert to the debate surrounding mental health and digital technology. For the parents amongst us, issues surrounding screen time and social media use are often in the forefront of our minds. And of course, the use of digital technology can present issues beyond childhood and well into adulthood.
But there are many positive stories to tell, too. So, when we hear about how digital technology is being used to the benefit of mental health, we think it’s worth shouting about. We’ve done a bit of digging to highlight some excellent services that are helping people achieve better mental health through innovative digital platforms.
Our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Like physical fitness apps, mental health apps and platforms can help provide a useful service for many. But it’s always advised to seek professional medical advice if you have more serious concerns about your own or someone else’s mental health.