In our area, it has become increasingly clear that there is a lack of mental health support for teens. Despite, the increase of awareness about mental health and wellness, there still is a lack of action being taken in students’ daily lives. Many teens don’t realize how changing our daily habits can have a big impact on mental and physical health, while others view wellness as a big-time commitment and a lot of effort. This inspired the goal of CareGuide which is to help teens learn how to implement wellness into their everyday lives through comprehensible daily tips.
What it does
Our website is geared toward teens. Unlike most current wellness apps, ours is focused on teaching young adults how to improve their health, one day at a time.
Every day only one tip is unlocked, so the user can take in the information at a slower pace. Rather than being overwhelmed with pages of information, they can take the day to fully understand the benefits to our daily advice. This allows them to focus on one strategy, and determine if it works for them.
Each of our daily doors is supported by a reliable website or article. This not only means that the advice is useful, but it allows the user to understand the importance. We want people to learn how they are benefitting their health, not just following what we tell them.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We had trouble formatting our calendar feature.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Our aesthetics and our calendar feature.
What we learned
We learned how to divide tasks within our team.
What's next for CareGuide
Complete the full 30 days of wellness tips and goals.
Specify personal health goals. When a user first joins CareGuide they can choose to focus on mental or physical health, and answering questions to curate their content from there.
Create more incentives for fulfilling the daily recommendations, and work to get sponsorship rewards.
Create support groups ran by medical professionals.