Feeling overwhelmed by social media? You aren’t alone. Selfie-obsessed tweens and multi-tasking millennials are reporting record levels of stress and anxiety, as social media tightens its grip on human interaction.
New app Happy Not Perfect is a very modern solution to this growing modern problem. Created by former TV presenter Poppy Jamie, its dedicated to helping people feel happier, less stressed and more emotionally balanced.
When experiencing stress and anxiety herself, 27-year-old Poppy found there were very few outlets that offered understanding or relief appropriate for millennials.
Happy Not Perfect has been more than three years in the making, and has been developed with the help of neuroscientists and psychologists. Its launch coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week (14 – 20 May), an annual nationwide initiative to educate, reduce stigma, and help those in need seek help.
This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on stress, something Poppy and the Happy Not Perfect team believe is an addressable problem.
The app is stylish and engaging, providing convenient, snack-able tools to monitor and manage wellbeing. Users start with an internal check-in, choosing how they’re feeling from an array of emotions ranging from the ubiquitous millennial “meh,” to “angry,” or even “heartbroken”. From there, you’re sent on a customised experience that changes daily.
– Emma Ledger
Image source – Flickr.com