This mental health awareness week, a new service was launched by Live For Tomorrow to help those in need of support find a helpline appropriate to their situation.
Find a Helpline is simple – you select the country you are located in, choose from a list of topics related to challenges you might be dealing with, and click search. The website then produces a range of immediate support options for you.
The benefit of the tool is that it can make specific recommendations based on your situation. 23 different topics are included in the search tool.
The website may also be useful for those who face an unsafe home situation or are dealing with intimate partner violence. If you need to leave the site quickly, you can click on a button at the top of the screen that closes the site and opens the weather. Live For Tomorrow are also encouraging organisations to embed a Find a Helpline widget on their website, so those in need of support can easily access the resource.
Live For Tomorrow is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to use technology to support mental health. While the increasing use of devices and social media provides new ways for mental health practitioners to connect with those in need, widespread research has demonstrated the negative effects these can have on a person’s mental health.
Head to https://findahelpline.com/ to use the tool.