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Digital Health & Wellness Resources

This online guide to digital health and wellness resources is meant to provide the University of Oregon community with information about on-campus resources, mobile health (mHealth) apps, and strategies to evaluate mHealth apps.

WellTrack
WellTrack app iconWellTrack is designed to help college students understand their feelings of stress, anxiety and depression, and teach them techniques to manage or reduce these feelings and increase resiliency. At a time when so many people are tied to their phones, WellTrack’s emphasis on self-care doesn’t ignore social interaction. Scheduler and tracker components suggest helpful activities to do with others, after which the user can reflect on how the activities made them feel.

Students can download WellTrack on their cell phones from the App Store or Google Play. WellTrack is licensed by the UO, so students will create their confidential accounts using their Duck ID.

 

App Store (iOS) button   Google Play (Android) button

Key Features:

  • Online assessment: Evaluate and track your levels of stress, anxiety and depression

  • MoodCheck: For instant feedback on daily moods

  • Self-help focus: For training and practicing on your own

  • Video chat ability: For quick check-ins or remote counseling sessions

  • Customizable resources: For access to everything you need on campus all in one place

  • Personal data tracking: Choose to grant permission for your therapist to track your progress

Nod

Nod app icon

Nod is not a social media app, but rather encourages students to achieve social goals in real life, which in turn enables them to form and maintain relationships. Nod addresses college student loneliness and depression, bolstering social connection, and supporting mental health on campus by prompting users to interact with people in various ways they may not think of on their own, such as questions to ask that spur conversations. There are also brief in-app exercises to help users track their moods, reduce self-criticism and build resilience.

Students can download Nod on their cell phones from the App Store or Google Play. Nod is licensed by the UO, so students will create their confidential accounts using their Duck ID.

App Store (iOS) button   Google Play (Android) button

Key Features:

  • Ideas: Prompts based on the science of social connection that help students make small, achievable steps to build social connections

  • Reflections: Short in-app exercises that help students process social experiences, reduce self-criticism, and build resilience so they can keep progressing toward their social goals

  • Testimonials: Real student perspectives on social connection that reinforce the message that building connections takes time and effort

  • Research-backed: Taps into positive psychology and science of social connections to help students build important relationships as supported by UO professor Jennifer Pfeifer's study in 2019

Kognito

Kognito logoKognito creates digital experiences that prepare people for the conversations that matter most. Kognito's scientists, artists, and technologists use the latest principles behind neuroscience, social cognition, and game mechanics to create simulated conversations with virtual humans where people learn, practice and self-assess their ability to manage conversations that can lead to positive changes in social, emotional, and physical health.

Kognito’s simulations have been licensed by over 500 leading health, education, nonprofit, and government institutions. The company’s science-driven and research-proven approach have made Kognito the only company with health simulations listed in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Key Features:

Students
Faculty
  • Recognize and identify warning signs for when you or a friend is in distress

  • Utilize effective communication techniques to talk with a peer who shows signs of distress

  • Practice talking to a friend you're worried about

  • Understand, refer, and utilize available support services

  • Learn strategies to increase resiliency and practice self-reflection

  • Increase knowledge and awareness about mental health and suicide

  • Identify warning signs of psychological distress, including verbal, behavioral, and situational clues

  • Start conversations about mental health with students exhibiting signs of distress

  • Avoid harmful mental health stereotypes when talking with students

  • Refer students to mental health resources on campus and make a warm hand-off to professionals

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