iBobbly

A social and emotional wellbeing self-help app for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over who are feeling sad and down, might be having thoughts of hurting themselves and have access to a smartphone or tablet/iPad and data for downloading.

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iBobbly is a social and emotional wellbeing self-help app specifically designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who:

  • are aged 15 years and older
  • are feeling sad and down
  • might be having thoughts of hurting themself
  • have access to a smartphone or tablet/iPad and data for downloading.

iBobbly has four main features:

How do I feel? – walks you through a self-assessment and gives you feedback about how you are going. Allows you to keep a mood diary to see how you are tracking.

Stuff I can use – teaches you how to manage your thoughts and feelings, including any suicidal thoughts. This section also helps you to identify the characteristics you want to stand for and encourages you to set realistic, positive goals.

How I’m gonna beat this – helps you create your own personalised action plan and gives you the tools to monitor your progress.

Help – provides you with help and support options.

Using iBobbly for just 6 weeks has been shown to reduce depression, distress and suicidal thinking. Check out the iBobbly video here.

iBobbly was first tested by Aboriginal people from the Kimberley, with users reporting significantly lower levels of depression and psychological distress.

Once you have downloaded the iBobbly app, you can use iBobbly as much or as little as you like.

Visit the Black Dog Institute website for more information on iBobbly and how you can download it.

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