PocketWell 4+

by Wellness Together Canada

Stepped Care Solutions

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.3 • 58 Ratings
    • Free

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Wellness Together Canada (WTC) is a mental health and substance use portal funded by the Government of Canada. Our aim is to support people across Canada and Canadians living abroad, in both official languages. With the WTC companion app PocketWell, you'll be able to use research-based tools to measure and track your well-being, including a Self-Assessment developed by psychologists. The Mood Meter will also let you keep a log of how you’re doing through quick daily check-ins.

From the app, you'll also be able to connect with trained counsellors & crisis responders who can talk to you about what you're going through and help you through intense situations. Send a text message or call one of WTC's phone counselling lines any time of day or night to get support, available anywhere within Canada.

The information you provide on this site belongs to you and is kept private and confidential. We will not sell or trade your personal information to third parties, as described in our Privacy Policy. (https://www.wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA/privacy)

- Support for all age groups: PocketWell provides resources for youth and adults.
- Always free: All of the resources on the PocketWell app and the WTC website are completely free—you will never have to pay to use any of them.
- Access our resource library: Use your WTC account to access a wider collection of resources and tools on our website, including expert-reviewed articles, self-guided exercises, online Peer Support groups, and more.

To access PocketWell, you’ll need to create an account, which you can delete at any time. If you’re not sure you want to sign up, you can still access many tools and resources from the WTC homepage.

"I never really knew what caused my stress. Actually seeing it and understanding the biggest triggers of my stress helped me implement change in my life. I could study a couple days earlier for a test and noticed a big change." — University student, Memorial University of Newfoundland, on using Welltrack [resource provider for WTC]

"I felt very safe talking to the [counsellors], they helped me more than I thought they would." — Client of Kids Help Phone [service provider for WTC]

This service was launched in response to growing mental health and substance use concerns in Canada. Wellness Together Canada is a Health Canada–funded project that is a partnership among Stepped Care Solutions, Kids Help Phone and Homewood Health, three of Canada’s leading and most innovative mental health and substance use organizations.

What’s New

Version 1.12.3

What’s new in this version:
- Performance improvements and fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

niiicolelogan ,

An amazing resource for Canadians

I downloaded this app on a whim, not sure if it really had much to offer me. However, this morning at 2:30 I needed some mental health support due to an ongoing panic attack, and I was quickly put in touch with an on-call therapist. Free of charge. We spoke for an hour and it was so, so wonderful. I wasn’t expecting it to be that good…but wow, this is an amazing resource. I feel like I don’t have to worry about access to support now. 💓

Developer Response ,

Hi Nicole, we're so glad to hear that you're finding Pocketwell helpful and easy to use! We created the app to ensure that support is available when it's needed.

processor87 ,

Great resource for Canadians

Completing the self assessment has helped me monitor my mental well-being and proactively make adjustments to improve my daily life.

Developer Response ,

We're glad to hear that the Self-Assessment has helped you make positive changes in your daily life! We are honoured to be part of your wellness journey.

ClemMorton ,

Here’s the problem.

An app.
- Developed by a government contractor.
- Promoted by a famous and incredibly unpopular leader in some circles.
- Asking you about your mental health status.
- At a time when there is rampant promotion of segregation of certain segments of our population.

Yeah; that doesn’t raise any red flags at all. *sarcasm*

It asks you to register the moment you open the app, so you know immediately it’s creating a profile for you.

Just exact and precisely what information about you does it collect?
What does it do with that information?
What potential uses does it have for that information?

Let me give you a hypothetical scenario.

So - you answer a few questions in an app trying to seek out some support and help.
Suddenly your labeled as “at risk” to say drive a car - and as government bureaucracies tend to do, information gets shared without context. Then your license gets pulled. You can’t make it to work and loose your job.

I’m not saying this will or does happen. Let me be very clear about that. I’m saying the potential for this type of “misuse” is simply too great a risk to ignore.

Now - distrust of government aside; and on the substance of this app.

I personally have a bachelors degree in psychology, even with all that schooling I am still not qualified to help someone suffering from a mental illnesses, of which this app is targeting. NO APP can replace getting good help from trained professionals.

If you are suffering from mental illness. Don’t be afraid to seek help from a doctor and get a referral to someone who is able to help you.

This APP if you want to try it; go ahead - it may help and that’s a good thing. However it simply can not replace a true one on one chat with someone trained to help you.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review PocketWell. We hear and understand your concerns around data and privacy. At Wellness Together Canada, you own your data. Your data is stored on a secure, private server and will ALWAYS remain private and confidential. We will never share your personal information with any third parties, including the Government of Canada, and you can delete your account at any time. You can read more here: https://wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA/privacy

There are many resources that you can access without signing up for an account, including: phone counselling, crisis support, Peer Support, and other resources completely. These resources are always free, vitual, and available at anytime, no sign up required.
Please feel free to contact us at contact@greenspacehealth.com if you have more questions or concerns!

App Privacy

The developer, Stepped Care Solutions, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Contact Info
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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