By Wafa Salim Digital Design Final Year Project 2016/2017

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy App Prototype

In the UK, it is indicated that 1 in 4 people aged 18 and over deal with mental health problems every year, with common issues such depression, anxiety, panic and eating disorders which affects the individual’s thinking, mood and the ability to relate to others. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy method that is generally used to help individuals with common mental health problems manage their mental health conditions by changing the way they think and behave and improve their mental well-being.

This project investigates the effectiveness of mobilised CBT approach through a functional app prototype, MyndNotes, a mind journaling tool, which aims to help individuals aged 18 years old and above with common mental health issues to improve their life quality and achieve a better mental state through effective self-treatment. It also aims to help them track, manage and improve their mood, behaviour and thinking habits through insights that show progress over time. Finally, it aims to extend the impact of therapy through a faster intervention by providing an immediate access to a professionally trained therapist. A website has also been developed to market the application for the targeted demographic and potential users.

Supervised by Dr John Whelan

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