How does it work?
mHealth is a self-administered app that is used in conjunction with your NQ Connect counsellor. It helps you monitor, self-manage and ultimately improve your own mental health and wellbeing. It works by allowing your counsellor to access information that you enter into the app so that when you talk, they get a comprehensive overview of how you’ve been feeling.
Using it is simple. When you contact NQ Connect, you can arrange for a counsellor callback session. With your consent, you will then receive an email that provides instructions on how to obtain the app.
Once installed, you can use it to track symptoms you are experiencing and how you’re feeling. This information would include things like your mood, how much sleep you’re getting, what medication (and how much) you’re on, the amount of exercise, your stress levels, and more.
Once you start tracking how you’re feeling you can share it during a session with one of our counsellors. Your counsellor, with your consent, can see a dashboard that shows them the information that you’ve entered into the app.
Our counsellors are professionally trained to analyse and interpret this clinical information. The app therefore provides an accurate picture of how you’re felling which means your counsellor is well-placed to understand and help.
Who is it for?
The mHealth app allows you to self-manage a wide range of mental health conditions. It is commonly used by people experiencing anxiety and depression. It also can be used for conditions including Bipolar Disorder (BP), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Schizophrenia.
How can it help?
Keeping track of your mood and activity levels is a great way to start managing your mental health. For example, the app can help identify triggers and early warning signs, or show when you feel generally better.
By understanding how and when you feel a certain way, and under what conditions, you’ll be better able to manage your mental health.
The app is tailored to your specific mental health needs and was developed with the collaboration of clinical experts who specialise in mental health.
How can I get access to the app?
When you talk to a counsellor, ask for access to the mHealth Platform app. You will be emailed instructions on how to download and access the app.
NQ Connect provides a free counselling and support service for current serving and ex-ADF members and their families living and working in northern Queensland. The service is presented by Operation Compass.
Call 1300 059 625 for a private and entirely non-judgemental talk with a professional counsellor. Alternatively, you can opt for web chat. Scroll down to access more mental health resources and self-help tools.
Register online and talk to a counsellor to arrange for a callback session.
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