Helping you build a strong mental health support team.

iOS and Android apps coming Fall 2019!

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What is Hugr?

Mental illness can be isolating, unpredictable, and frightening - but it doesn’t have to be that way. Our first hand experience with depression, anxiety, and bipolar lead us to make Hugr, and now we’re sharing it with you.

The Hugr Story

Hugr has two core functions:

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Empowering people with tools to proactively manage their mental health, wherever they are in their mental health journey.

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Connecting their support team with information so that they can become educated, empathetic, and effective supporters.

Why Hugr Works

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Support Team

People suffering from mental illness often have a hard time finding and sustaining strong support networks. For this reason, social support is central to the Hugr app. It helps users communicate their needs with friends and family as well as educate their supporters about how and when they can help.

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To nurture self-awareness and help our users identify their triggers, Hugr allows users to track personal data on a daily basis. Users are able to see their data visualized over time, with the goal of identifying correlations between behaviours, activities, habits, and mental health. These visualizations can be shared with a user’s support network.

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Education (Future Feature)

User Training

Users with mental illness are educated about their illness, trained on coping mechanisms, and trained on how to interact with their support system.

Support Training

Important people are trained on how to interact with users, support users, and communicate positively.

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* Hugr is built from our collective experience with anxiety, depression, and bipolar along with our research and is not a replacement for professional medical care.

Business Benefits

“About 30 per cent of short- and long-term disability claims in Canada are attributed to mental health problems and illnesses. The total cost from mental health problems to the Canadian economy exceeds $50 billion annually. In 2011, mental health problems and illnesses among working adults in Canada cost employers more than $6 billion in lost productivity from absenteeism, presenteeism and turnover.”

- Mental Health Commission of Canada

The use of Hugr in the workplace provides employees with a mental health management tool that can greatly improve their professional and personal lives. As more businesses use Hugr, we intend to incorporate features that aid employers in managing their office resources and increase the understanding of mental health in the workplace.

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Join Hugr

Our beta version is a preliminary, working version of Hugr that includes a handful of our planned features. The complete features list is based on our team’s collective experience with mental health along with research – but as we receive feedback from our beta users, and bring on medical professionals, that list will grow and change. Users are an invaluable part of identifying gaps, errors, and giving input for the future product.

iOS and Android versions of Hugr will launch Fall 2019.

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Thank you

Thank you very much for your contribution to our project. Your help allows us build a better app for everyone.