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AVAILABLE SOON! – Growing Well Web-based app

Posted: 03/04/2020

The importance of mental health is something we are continuously learning more about. Mental health impacts on so many areas of our lives, from relationships and work to our physical health and sense of worth. Any one of us can experience challenges to our mental and emotional wellbeing at times.

Growing Well, a mental health self-assessment tool, has been available for over ten years as a set of cards and tear-off pads.  Shortly, Growing Well will be available as a simple, versatile web-based app which can be used to assess up to 50 aspects of our mental health and wellbeing.

Using the universally-understood technique of scaling, this is an invaluable tool for mental health professionals, social workers, counsellors, psychologists and others who support the health and wellbeing of young people or adults.

But Growing Well is not only a Mental State Examination (MSE) tool for professionals—it is also a self-assessment tool. One of this app’s greatest strengths is that it empowers people to actively engage with their own mental health.

How is your mental health? What are your indicators of wellness? What are the things—both big and small—that let you know how you are doing?

The Growing Well App is built around five key indicators or ‘domains’ of mental health: Being Organised, Being Satisfied, Being Healthy, Being Connected and Being Active. Under each domain are ten statements and a sliding scale of 0—10. Using the scale, a person can measure how they are going with various aspects of their life, including sleep, relationships, food, exercise, getting out and about, managing personal hygiene, risk-taking, leisure, laundry, accommodation and work.

This app also incorporates the renowned ‘Five-Column’ technique from strengths-based practice. Using the following five headings (with a text box beneath each one) you can ask questions and record notes:

Issue – What is happening?

Future picture – Hopes and goals

Strengths, resources & exceptions — to the problem

Constraints – What gets in the way?

Next Steps — Where to from here?

Features of the Growing Well App

  • Use on computers, phones and tablets.
  • Type name, date and reference number (optional).
  • Consider 5 domains of mental health: Being Organised; Satisfied; Healthy; Connected; & Active.
  • Explore each domain further using 10 simple statements—that’s 50 aspects of our lives we can assess for mental wellbeing.
  • Slide the scaling tool from 1-10 to rate how you are doing.
  • Use the ‘Five-Column’ technique to describe: The Issue; Future Picture; Strengths/Resources/Exceptions; Constraints; and Next Steps.
  • Record your comments in the text box under each heading.
  • Capture snapshots of the conversation by saving as a PDF anytime.
  • Share, print or clear the record anytime.
  • Attach and send via email.
  • Save as a PDF directly into service folders and records.

The Growing Well app will be available this week. To express interest and be notified of the apps release, please fill in the linked registration form

 

24 responses to “AVAILABLE SOON! – Growing Well Web-based app”

  1. Claire says:

    I would love to be notified regarding the release of the app ‘growing well’ and any other information or training available around this resource.

    • Chris Cain says:

      Hi Claire,
      We have grabbed your email address and will contact you as soon as the Growing Well app becomes available

  2. Coralie says:

    Growing well app

  3. Jane says:

    Would be interested to know when it goes ‘live’ 🙂

    • Chris Cain says:

      Hi Jane,
      We have grabbed your email address and will contact you as soon as the Growing Well app becomes available

  4. Paula says:

    I am interested, depending on price.
    I am an adolescent counselor supporting teenagers and families through these difficult times.

    • Chris Cain says:

      Hi Paula,
      We have grabbed your email address and will contact you as soon as the Growing Well app becomes available

  5. kerry groch says:

    I’d like to express interest in the Growing Well app please

    • Chris Cain says:

      Hi Kerry,
      We have grabbed your email address and will contact you as soon as the Growing Well app becomes available

  6. Di McAllister says:

    This is an exciting development and I look forward to its release and to introducing it to the students in my care.

    • Chris Cain says:

      Hi Di,
      We have grabbed your email address and will contact you as soon as the Growing Well app becomes available

  7. Jan Guardiano says:

    Hi. I am interested in being notified when this ap becomes available.

    • Chris Cain says:

      Hi Jan,
      We have grabbed your email address and will contact you as soon as the Growing Well app becomes available

  8. Donna Porteus says:

    Please let me know when this app becomes available.

    • Chris Cain says:

      Hi Donna,
      We have grabbed your email address and will contact you as soon as the Growing Well app becomes available

  9. Christina Scattini says:

    Hi there I would love to be able to access this app! My email thescattinis@iinet.net.au or c.scattini@emmanuel.uq.edu.au are both good to send me information when it is released

    • Chris Cain says:

      Hi Christina,
      We have grabbed your email address and will contact you as soon as the Growing Well app becomes available

  10. Sam says:

    Yes please. Would love to know when this is released.

  11. Jennifer Wood says:

    Growing Well app when it’s available please.

  12. Carol Musgrave says:

    Hi Innovative Resources Staff,
    Please let me know how I can access this app when it is released…my email is familysupport@rcsi.ngo.org.au

    Many Thanks…

  13. Melissa Cooke says:

    hi i would love to be notify please.

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