Mental health is one of Australia’s nine National Health Priority Areas. Data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017) states roughly 75% of mental ill health emerges before the age of 25 (Veness, 2016).
For young adults, there is a clear correlation between the transition from secondary school to higher education and psychological distress. Many students suffer mental-ill health due to factors such as loneliness, depression, anxiety and academic pressures. Going to university is often a time when young adults first experience the self-management of their mental health, while also attempting to balance paid employment, social relationships and other life commitments.
Project Journi is a personal health and task manager app. Leveraging a network of students, friends and family to act as a moderator’s of a student’s schedule and wellbeing, the app aims to assist in balancing often competing for concerns.