May 8, 2018— Halifax, Nova Scotia — WeUsThem has received an international W3 award for creative excellence in the design of the imTEEN app. imTEEN empowers youth to track and take care of their mental health on a daily basis.
In partnership with TelusHealth, The Sandbox Project and Dr. Stan Kutcher, WeUsThem designed a comprehensive, user-friendly app. With imTEEN, teens can monitor signs and symptoms of mental illness (with physical illnesses to come shortly).
"imTEEN is an integral part of an electronic youth mental health care solution that helps young people get well and stay well, linking them with their care providers for best evidence available care. This solution has been designed for use in primary care settings to help enhance rapid access to effective mental health care for young people and their families.”, says Dr. Stan Kutcher, “Recent research findings have demonstrated that it is ready for application in those community settings interested in applying innovative solutions to improve mental health care of young people.”
The app is connected to the Telus Electronic Health Record allowing for live updates to flow through to the user’s doctor. Users can send information on medications, assessments and activities they undertake directly to healthcare providers. This information is used for early intervention or continuing care and opens up communication between the user, their healthcare provider and loved ones.
“The Sandbox Project’s network of child and youth health professionals tell us that to address the challenges of access to youth mental health services, what we really need is creative innovation by experts, youth, and the public and private sectors working together.”, says Christine Hampson, Ph.D., President & CEO of The Sandbox Project, “We’re honoured to see the fruits of this collaboration recognized through the W3 Award.”
Through market research and extensive healthcare marketing experience, WeUsThem created an app that appeals to youth and opens up communication. With a professional and engaging presentation, the app changes the way youth communicate symptoms and progress with healthcare providers.
“We are so proud to have been a part of creating imTEEN. Working toward a healthier society is a tremendous task, but working as a collective across industries will make great headway.”, says Ashwin Kutty, CEO of WeUsThem. “Receiving this award is both an accomplishment for us and the progression toward making mental healthcare accessible for all.”
About WeUsThem Inc.
WeUsThem is an internationally recognized full service agency. From web, TV, radio, mobile, desktop, print and other media to the design, development and strategic management of online and social properties, Mobile Apps and eBooks, advertising and media buying, identity development, long term management as well as managing campaigns across industries, sectors and consumer profiles, WeUsThem services its enviable global roster of clients.
With a consulting service vertical, WeUsThem brings together its prowess in delivering a full service to clients on both the strategic management as well as creative executions across industries such as academia, hospitality, healthcare, real estate, oil and gas, tourism, etc.
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About the Sandbox Project
The Sandbox Project works to unite and guide the many groups and individuals operating within Canada’s child and youth health sector. By providing a forum in which diverse stakeholders can work together, the sandbox project fosters cooperation, collaboration and the sharing of best practices – helping the entire sector make real, tangible progress towards delivering on the promise of healthier children and youth. Visit The Sandbox Project online at www.sandboxproject.ca and on Twitter @SandboxCanada.
The IWK Health Centre provides quality care to women, children, youth and families in the Maritime provinces and beyond.
In addition to providing highly specialized (tertiary) care, the IWK also provides primary care services. The IWK is also engaged in leading-edge research; works to promote healthy lifestyles for families; and supports education opportunities for health professionals and other learners.
TeenMentalHealth.Org uses the best scientific evidence available to develop application-ready training programs, publications, tools and resources to enhance the understanding of adolescent mental health issues. Dr. Stan Kutcher works to create, develop and deliver research, education and clinical programs by collaborating with its audiences.
Victoria Cranton, Engagement Strategist