Findings from the latest Singapore Mental Health Study found that 1 in 7 people in Singapore have experienced a mental disorder in the last year, with a higher prevalence found among those aged between 18-34. Fears over income loss and job instability caused 91% of respondents to report declines in their mental health.
Sadly, latest figures available from the Singapore Ministry for Health suggest waiting times for traditional mental health support can be up to 28 days.
To address this problem, a new app dedicated to people in Singapore now offers a path to more positive mental health with easy access to local therapists online.
LaViCa – available at both the App Store and Google Play – allows users to curate their journey to positivity by building productive routines through a suite of helpful tools.
One-on-one counselling is available through text, audio or video messaging with qualified therapists from Singapore at a fraction of the time and cost traditionally associated with mental health care.
Users of the LaViCa App can create their own purpose-driven journey to good mental health by using emotion check-ins, focus questions and journaling as well as live counselling sessions.
The App comes at a time when many people are recognising the importance of a healthy mental outlook in the face of increased challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The App makes therapy affordable and relevant by engaging only qualified specialists who are based in Singapore and familiar with local cultures and stress triggers.
Therapists are carefully selected for their local knowledge of the community and areas of expertise. Users can change therapists at any time should they wish. All therapists are qualified to Master’s level or higher.
The LaViCa App greatly reduces the time and expense of traditional mental health care offering 24/7 access for people in need. Real time appointments can take place as soon as within the hour, minimising waiting time if you need to talk to someone immediately.
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