#bethinkFull : Why?
Life can be stressful. Over two thirds of people report that their day-to-day stress is unmanageable. But the good news? Stress itself isn't always a negative thing! We can actually use stress to motivate us when tackling our daily challenges. But because it's hard to think clearly about managing stress when life gets tough, thinkFull exists.
TELUS, a Canadian Telecom provider, is committed to giving back to the community. In 2014 it launched its first ever Social Enterprise competition to encourage entrepreneurial and community spirit among its team members. A team of four TELUS team members with passion in their heart for mental wellbeing were chosen as a result of this initiative to transform their idea into reality.
Each of the thinkFull team members has a personal story to share about difficult circumstances, life transitions, and the stress that accompanies it. As the reliance on smartphones grows, they believe that this utility can be harnessed to help people manage stress more effectively.
Members of the Telus team came to mindyourmind's office and a team of young people directed the conversation around what they would like to see in this App. Amanda, one of the participants describes the process here.
"This app is perfect for anyone who experiences constant stress and needs help managing it." - Abby, youth participant
"We hope this app can improve the lives of those who battle stress and who are needing something to lean on and use to overcome their hardships at the click of a button." - Elora, youth participant
"Want to be happy, healthy, and motivated? Want to be creative and inspirational? The brain and body can't function at its highest level when stressed, imbalanced, or exhausted. This app will help you reduce stress, regain balance, and perform optimally in all aspects of life." - Dr. Shimi Kang, Psychiatrist and Author
"Using this App is like having a personal "coach" that you can use to help you learn to smooth the peaks and valleys of life's journey. Take it along with you." - Dr. Stan Kutcher
thinkFull app has been co-created in collaboration with a number of volunteers, youth partners and supporters like Dr. Stan Kutcher, CMHA BC, Here to Help BC, mindyourmind, MJB Technologies, Dr. Chris Williams and Kelty Resource Centre.