In the midst of the COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis, we’re Unlocking eQuoo
The only evidence-based emotional fitness game that builds resilience and improves mental health.
London, 27 April, 2020 – As mental health issues continue to rise, PsycApps, a global leader in digital mental health, announced today it will be providing free access to it’s emotional fitness game, eQuoo. EQuoo, a clinically validated app built for 18-34 year olds, uses gaming, psychology and AI to harness the brain rewards system to keep people motivated to learn the critical skills to improve their mental health. The skills and storylines are based on psycho-education, elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, also called CBT, Positive Psychology and EQ to take a user on an adventure that supersedes the game. Each player will find themselves equipped with key emotional intelligence skills that will improve resilience, boost their interpersonal relationship and personal growth skills as well as lower anxiety.
“The Pandemic is posing an unseen global challenge that is taking a large toll on mental wellbeing. We designed eQuoo to help, and now is the time to make that help as accessible as possible,” said Silja Litvin, CEO and founder of PsycApps.
“Our data indicates that young people are searching for supports that meet their needs and are different from traditionally available services,” said Theresa Nguyen, VP of Policy and Programs of Mental Health America. “When we offered different types of services to online users, more people used eQuoo than any other mental health support. Offering a game based mental health support fills a much-needed gap.”
Gen Z (18-24 year olds) and Millennials (25-34 year olds) are being impacted the greatest from the pandemic with more than half reporting an increase in anxiety and depression as a result of social isolation, loneliness and financial stress (NRC Health Report). At the same time, these young adults are turning to a broad range of coping mechanisms with 39% focusing on personal development (Kantar Global Covid-19 Barometer). And with lockdowns and social distancing practices across the globe, mobile app downloads have increased 24%. (AdColony). PsycApps reports a 160% increase of organic downloads across all platforms, making it clear that eQuoo is needed.
eQuoo is available in the iTunes App and Google Play Stores worldwide. To download the game and get full access for free go to EquooGame.com and use code EQOGAME. With thousands of players, over 1000ds of 5-star reviews in the app stores, and multiple awards, eQuoo is trying to reach all the people who could benefit from mental resilience and stronger emotional health. A corporate program is also available for businesses looking to support the mental health of their employees.
About PsycApps and eQuoo:
PsycApps is a Digital Mental Health company that is using gamification, apps and AI to treat mental illness. PsycApps is developing a way to get people suffering from mental illnesses to stick to digital therapy. Using evidence based features and gamification to keep people motivated is fundamental to eQuoo, PsycApps emotional fitness game. eQuoo has achieved a top rating at ORCHA, the leading health app assessment platform and is the only game live in the NHS’s App Library. It is also available through the GP EMIS data bank, meaning that doctors can now refer their patients to eQuoo to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
For further information:
Silja Litvin, firstname.lastname@example.org