These teenagers built their own mental health app

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These 4 college students have created an app to assist youngsters speak about being bullied and get entry to counselling.

For Me was initially a faculty undertaking however the NSPCC's Childline has turned it into actuality.

"I hope that younger individuals now realise they've someplace to go," one of many creators, Laura Hindle, tells Newsbeat.

The app contains a personal "locker" space the place customers get a day by day temper tracker and may write down their ideas.

It additionally lets customers chat with a counsellor.

Howv the app looks

"I can not consider this app is a actuality and is on the market for individuals everywhere in the nation to entry and use," Laura tells Newsbeat.

"It is completely superb that we have been on this journey and been concerned on this course of.

"I hope individuals discover it helpful they usually can get the help they want once they're going by means of troubled occasions.

"I hope that younger individuals now realise they've someplace to go and with the help they want they will overcome their issues."

Laura Hindle

Picture caption Emily Hollings, Laura Hindle, Olivia Pryer and Evie Hill all went to Poynton Excessive Faculty in Cheshire

Now they need to create an grownup model

"We have all the time stated there must be an app for adults as you'll be able to solely use For Me till you are 19," Laura explains.

"Issues do not cease when you turn into an grownup - they're round your workspace - wherever you're.

"It will be superb if there was an app like this for adults.

"It might be fairly superb to see that occur."

The app is now out there as a free obtain from the iOS app retailer and an Android model is because of be launched within the coming weeks.

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