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Mood Watch the iPhone app helping Mood Disorders

By |2017-02-08T01:19:34+01:00March 10th, 2013|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: , , |

This clever iOS application for iPhone and iPad is used to track the moods of people with Mood Disorders. It helps people suffering with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder and even people just feeling a little low to track how they are feeling mentally, physically and emotionally in order to help them understand themselves better, and to hopefully enrich their lives. Who created the app Mood Watch and why? I found this an interesting story - Kim Knox, who has Bipolar I - created this application after tracking her own moods during a stay at psychiatric hospital.  She started with just five coloured pencils and a note book and began charting how she felt, adding notes about her blood pressure, sleep, what tablets she took and much more information to see how these things were affecting her moods. It was helping her learn about herself but it was so time consuming it was then she thought about creating application to help collate all of this information. It sounds complicated but its actually very simple to use, and the application creates an easy to [...]

Social Media helping the HugtrainUSA #socialmediaforgood

By |2017-02-08T01:19:44+01:00December 1st, 2012|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , |

I recently told you about the fourth HugTrainUSA that Arie Moyal is planning and I wanted to update you with times and dates of events and other things that are going on, some details are still in development so I can't include everything right now. What is the Hug Train? The HugTrain is a rail trip organised by Arié Moyal, taking him around the USA, spreading holiday cheer and raising funds & awareness about mental health one hug at a time! This year, the fourth annual edition will take place from December 24, 2012 to January 7, 2013 in honour of the victims and survivors of the movie theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado. You can help HugtrainUSA right now HugtrainUSA Updates Firstly Nokia are onboard helping with some equipment and costs, which is fantastic! The great, Mark AG - preparing to sing the theme song HUG TRAIN if all goes well at Sony and Warner that is. David's Tea could be supporting, details to follow. It's not long now until departure -  Arie has added more days to stop in New York City to visit [...]

Who needs a hug @hugtrainUSA #mentalhealth

By |2017-02-08T01:19:48+01:00November 20th, 2012|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , |

We all need a hug at some point, and the holidays are no exception.  Whether you celebrate Christmas and New Year or not, for some this can be a very lonely or stressful time, especially coupled with these dark nights and short days! It was with this in mind 4 years ago Arié Moyal started the annual HugTrain. This year the trip is in honour of the victims and survivors of the movie theatre shooting in Aurora Colorado. Arie Moyal is an Integrated Management Strategist and hug expert :)  - We met a few years ago via Social Media, he's an amazing character, very positive and encouraging.  I've always enjoyed Arie's frankness, straightforwardness and support - he's all for the social good and acts of kindness. What is the HugTrain The Hug Train is a rail trip that takes place around America spreading holiday cheer mental health awareness and hugs - and hopefully raise some money for mental health charities or charity along the way. Why Hugs Hugging is good medicine, it transfers energy and gives the person hugged an emotional lift.  Scientists say [...]

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