A fantastic new men’s health app was recently launched. The app is available for free via the App Store or Google Play Store and is aimed at improving men’s overall health and wellbeing.
One of our LifeSpan community members reviewed the app from a “blokes” perspective.
Their feedback was
“This is a really straight forward, sensible app that does a pretty good job incorporating health, well-being and psychological concepts into plain English specifically for men.”
“I believe it has strong rural origins, the video on the Men’s Resource Centre website (which is based in Albany WA) is wall to wall tractors, trucks and wheat fields. My guess is that it will play very well with a large segment of men on the Central Coast. It certainly sat easily with me”.
Some of the best features include:
- The men’s survival booklet which is easy to read and navigate by topics. There is quite a comprehensive range of topics generating thought and reflection.
- Emergency Contacts is very useful with 000, Suicide Call Back Service, beyondblue, MenLine Australia etc.
- 18 day challenge – this encourages behaviour change in a non-threatening playful way.
- 9 Tips for staying alive 4 men (suicide prevention program) – straight forward, practical and ties is with the other content. This feature of the app could be really beneficial for health and community workers linking men to the app and using the booklet. The 18 day challenge or 9 tips as anchors would be good for follow up and ongoing work with a person. This also includes safety planning and a range of emergency contacts a finger press away within the app. It opens up to a “booklet”, but behind the booklet is a navigation menu that has some really great information and resources for men.
For more information about the app click on the Mens Resource Centre or go to the App Store or Google Play Store for more information, search for Well Man.