By mgcadmin 27 Aug 2020 8:55am
The UK’s first free peer to peer support App, the brainchild of two Yorkshire men, was launched in a bid to help people with mental health issues find friendship and support, whatever their state of mind. The ‘Unmasked’ App enables users to create bonds with people they wouldn’t ordinarily meet to bridge a gap between appointments with mental health specialists.
Unmasked is a free app built around research and consultation with several mental health charities and agencies in the UK. Users can choose to appear masked (using an emoji to convey their state of mind) or unmasked as themselves. The system helps people form friendships with other users with mental health issues – users can search by age, location and illness to chat with peers to give and receive support in times of need.