Wellhappy to Support Young People in London

Posted by
Leon Tong on 02 Apr, 2013

City hall hosted a spectacular evening event to mark the launch of the WellHappy app designed by BrightLemon for 

 and NHS London.

The high profile launch has been supported by celebrities Joss Stone, Ralf Little, Joe Swash and Sadie Frost who have all been involved in promoting the app and site which will help to direct young people which organisations to turn to when they need help.

State of Mind

The app and ‘Young people’ site have been developed to achieve a goal set out in the State of Mind manifesto created for mental health charity, Young Minds. The manifesto, written by young people, was created to pressure decision makers into recognising the needs of youngsters in London. The manifesto demands; “Tell us where to go when we need help”.

Charities including CALM, Young Minds and TXTm8 have contributed content and links to the project so that for the first time, these lines to support have been brought together into an easy to access app and site.

This is the first app BrightLemon has been involved in and is proud that it is one that will be able to directly support young people in London.

The app is now available for free on both Google Play and Apple App Store.

WellHappy features

 Happy is a free health app for young people in London. It allows you to search for over a thousand local support services in and around London including mental health, sexual health, drugs, alcohol and stop smoking services.

 Happy empowers young people to take control of their health and includes a number of useful features including FAQs, jargon busters and information about rights and advocacy. The app also links to the Well Happy website which has lots of other interesting news, information and blogs for young Londoners.

The search facility includes all the mental health, sexual health, drug, alcohol and smoking support services for young people in London. You can search by area or postcode, view results on a map and find a range of information to help you choose the services you might need from time to time.

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