The tech, created by start-up Frog Systems, is being used to support the wellbeing of communities as we emerge from the pandemic.
Scottish tech start-up Frog Systems has announced that its new wellness platform will be helping communities in Merseyside.
Frog System’s platform combines the use of video, search terms and location data to create a single platform where users can find support with “all aspects” of their wellbeing.
The platform has also been optimised to work on mobile phones, incorporating applications and complementing rather than replacing any existing wellbeing tools already available.
Housing association ForHousing is already using the tech to improve tenant wellbeing as part of a commitment to residents of Stockbridge Village in Knowsley to “find new ways to enjoy their community” and have the “right tools to prioritise their wellbeing” as the government begins easing Covid-19 restrictions.
Commenting on the news, Phil Worms, CEO of Glasgow-based Frog Systems, said: “The pandemic has made people of all ages feel much more comfortable consuming content online.
“By putting video at the heart of the platform we have built for ForHousing, the tenants are able to offer peer-to-peer support, helping to lessen the stigma around issues such as mental health.”
The platform, named WellSpace, supports tenants through a video platform, with footage of tenants, partners and stakeholders sharing their life experiences and advice. Additionally, the platform contains two directories with details of local support organisations, advice, and other useful resources.
The content focuses on the many different aspects of wellbeing including finances, equality and inclusion, mental and physical health, the environment, and issues affecting the community.
Martyn Hague, Director of Neighbourhoods at ForHousing said: “Frog Systems has designed our new video-led wellbeing service to help people to put their own wellbeing first. The website is tailored to provide a one-stop-shop to help tenants focus on the things that would make them feel better.
“It all builds on our wider commitment to improving people’s lives and wellbeing through our wellbeing strategy. Launched last year, the strategy is focused on ensuring people have stable homes, improved digital access, improved physical and mental health, keeping people connected and providing opportunities for continual learning and increased prosperity.”
While every individual search on the platform is confidential, the real-time anonymised back-end data will provide ForHousing with insight into the issues being faced by tenants, information that the housing association can use to make decisions about how it allocates resources in the future.