ARN’s Will McMahon launches Share My Mood mental health check-in app
Australian Radio Network (ARN) and KIIS’ Drive co-cost Will McMahon have launched Share My Mood, a new mental health check-in app that seeks to facilitate positive conversations among those dealing with mental health issues.
Launched last Friday, Share My Mood lets users communicate their mood without actually needing to say anything at all, overcoming one of the first challenges many face when verbalising their issues to others.
Users can rate their mood using a sliding scale in the app, with the option to share how they feel via a suggested text to family, friends or colleagues.
The app was developed by McMahon and a core ARN team alongside a clinical psychologist, as well as Gus Worland’s mental fitness charity Gotcha4Life with support from their corporate partner, Chemist Warehouse.
Alongside the launch of the app, McMahon spoke about his own experiences with mental health issues, which formed the groundwork behind the development of Share My Mood.
“I know that one of the hardest things to do when you are experiencing mental health issues is to actually ask for help or even just let someone know that you are not OK,” McMahon said.
“We use our phones every day to communicate without actually speaking and that’s what gave me the idea for the Share My Mood app. It’s a simple yet very effective way to communicate to friends and family how you are feeling. I’m really proud of what has been developed and I know it’s going to help a lot of people.”
The Share My Mood app is available to download today on iPhone and Android devices.
If you or anybody you know is experiencing mental health challenges, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.