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Silja Litvin has also built an app intended to prevent rather than cure. The difference? Hers takes you on an adventure game. eQuoo borders on the realm of EdTech; with a game that aims to teach you essential psychological skills  – such as a communication or the ability to cope with stress. Only by learning these skills can you level up in the game. The reason? Litvin believes that getting mental health support doesn’t need to be tedious.

The inspiration for this app came from something quite removed from the wellness industry; the language learning app Duloingo. After creating an evidence-based app for depression during her PHD, Litvin realised that apps for mental health have a problem with retention. She did some research and found that this was because of two things; mental illness affecting motivation and cognitive skills, and a lack of enjoyment in the app. Read more on UKTN

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