Be A Looper works by allowing each user to add up to five people to their support ‘Loop’. Users check in daily with a rating of how they’re feeling on a scale of one to five, with others in their loop also checking in.
Matt Berriman, CEO of high-flying adtech startup Unlockd, has announced he is stepping down as chief of the company to look after his mental health.
Looking to address both the stigma around mental health and the dearth of mental health professionals outside the major cities, Lysn is a telehealth service connecting patients to vetted psychologists.
Tap into Safety was founded by Susanne and Geoff Bahn in 2014 after decades spent looking at health and safety in the workplace from different angles.
Recent studies show that 49% of startup founders suffer from mental health issues.
Applications are now open for Westpac’s annual Innovation Challenge for startups to pitch their ideas for the next big innovation in healthcare.
Fishburners will be hosting a Chronic Pain Hackathon on May 20 to address issues facing people living with chronic pain.
Beyond The Pitch was created as a reaction to failure and loss in the startup space and began as a business to reach out to those who suffer from mental illness. The website offers guidance through a forum and users can sign up, post a comment and categorise the comment into several subjects to receive a more tailored response from members, investors, business owners and fellow startups.
HealthTech startups are being urged by the NSW Government to come up with health driven innovations to combat mental illness, which it will support through its new $4 million Mental Health Innovation Fund.
One local startup Uprise wants to take e-mental health care further, offering companies of all sizes a digital suite of evidence-based therapies, starting with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), one of the most powerful treatments in psychology. The startup has essentially stripped down CBT so that it can be delivered online at a fraction of the time and cost.
A year is a long time in any industry, but in startup land a year can feel like a decade – just ask Andrew Montesi of TalkLife, who feels like he’s done several business degrees in the few years since the app was founded.
The combination of high pressure levels, and no structure to deal with them appropriately, impacts individuals greatly. Many of the top cited reasons for failure in startups are emotional or psychologically grounded – things like being worn out, the effects of pride, or difficulties in being realistic.
Last nights episode of Q and A was focused on the topic of mental health.
All was going quite smoothly until a question was asked to Bob Katter about mental health and the LGBTQI community.
“We live our lives through emotions, why not share them?” is the idea underlying a quirky, new, empathy-based social network that allows users to share the way they feel with friends and family.