Learn Introducing Thought Spot: the app

Published on October 8th, 2015 | from CAMH Education

CAMH Education introduces Thought Spot: the app

Exciting news from our Client and Family Education portfolio and Digital Innovation group! Crowd-sourced health and wellness resources for youth can now be easily identified and accessed on Thought Spot app: Curated walksthe go with the Thought Spot app, now available for both iOS and Android!

Designed around the winning concept from our “Hackathought” hackathon, the app extends use of the Thought Spot crowdmap, developed by students for students.

As with mythoughtspot.ca, students can use the app to search, share and review various services around the Greater Toronto Area, based on six major categories: Legal and Financial, Health and Social Services, Recreation and Culture, Family and Friends, Spirituality and Wellbeing, Work and School, and Sex and Relationships.

The app also includes new features: curated walks, selected resources and quick access to a list of helpline.

It’s perfect for youth who have found services they’d like to share, students that are new to the GTA and for anyone working with youth in their late teens/early twenties.

Download the app for free from the iPhone App Store and Google Play.

iPhone App Store  Google Play

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6 Responses to CAMH Education introduces Thought Spot: the app

  1. Nikki says:

    My thoughts are this is a great idea however I think an app should be made for students to search for help within all of Canada and not just limited to the GTO region.

  2. CAMH Education says:

    Hi Nikki—
    We’d love to expand to other regions, and are looking into ways to make this happen. Currently, though the interest—and funding—is centred around Toronto Services.
    We’re in the midst of an optimization project for the site and app. You can follow @mythoughtspot on Twitter to stay up on what’s happening, including potential expansion.
    Thanks for your comments!

  3. Saleena says:

    I also agree it’s a great idea for youth. However, why not expand the resources for men and women who are older? Especially because of the program cutbacks CAMH has been faced with in recent times.

    • Hi Saleena—
      This specific project has been tied to youth-specific program, so that’s the focus.
      We appreciate what you’re saying, though—would love to see an expansion to cover adults and older-adults—or other regions, as suggested above.
      We’ve built everything with scalability in mind, so if the opportunity presents itself, we’ll be ready!
      Thanks for checking it out!

  4. valerie ceponis says:

    How about an Ap for anxiety?

    • A great idea! We’ve seen a few, and would survey what’s available should we ever have an opportunity to develop one.

      The focus for Thought Spot is to assist finding services and wellness supports, including those to help address anxiety. One of the options we’re hoping to include in the next iteration is the ability to catalogue useful apps as well. Keep an eye for the launch date (later this year). You are most welcome to join and contribute!

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