To enhance mental health and prevent substance misuse, the Canadian government has released PocketWell, a companion app to the Wellness Together Canada (WTC) web platform.

The PocketWell software allows users to keep track of their mental health over time and gives them free access to counselling services. The software generates a score-based report based on a periodic questionnaire to track users’ mental well-being. The frequency with which these quizzes appear can be customised by the user.

Wellness Together Canada (WTC) was established in April 2020 as a resource centre for mental health resources throughout the pandemic. It was developed by a group of digital mental health and drug abuse support groups, including Stepped Care Solutions, Kids Help Phone, and Homewood Health.

Over two million users have used the site as of January 10, 2022, with 30,000 of them utilising it on a weekly basis. More than half of WTC users, according to the press statement, are between the ages of 19 and 29.

PocketWell is a free app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Crisis Services Canada may be reached at 1-833-456-4566 by Canadians in need of immediate mental health assistance. Quebec residents can dial 1-866-APPELLE. Call 911 if you need immediate assistance.

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