User, aged 15
What is Tellmi?
One of the best ways for a young person to manage their wellbeing is to share how they are feeling. Our multi-award winning Tellmi app makes it easy to talk about difficult things, and to get support.
The Tellmi app gives young people the tools to help themselves, and each other. It enables young people who share similar life experiences to provide each other with reciprocal support, advice, empathy and a sense of belonging. It is important for you to know that Tellmi is confidential and anonymous which gives young people the confidence to talk about whatever is worrying them. Tellmi is completely safe because all posts and replies are checked by human moderators before they go live. This prevents all bullying, harassment or humiliation. The app is age banded so that content is relevant to their age. The content can be filtered using the sensitivity slider next to the search bar to hide the topics that your child doesn’t want to see. Positive feedback and support is curated in the app and in-house counsellors provide extra support if needed. The in-app directory is packed with useful resources. It enables students to connect directly to school support services through their school portal and those available in the local area.
Tellmi is used by over 70,000 young people, 2500 schools annd endorsed by CAMHS. Tellmi represented British social enterprise at the next world fair EXPO2021. Since 2017 Tellmi has been recognised every year as one of the 100 most inspiring innovations in education by HundrED. In 2019 Tellmi won the Tech4Good Awards for Connected Society and the People's Choice award for a campaign to create better learning resources for boys who self-harm and the Medtech innovation award and Mayor of London's Business award for Social impact.
In 2018 Tellmi crowdfunded the publication of the MeeTwo Teenage Mental Help Handbook. In 2019, the Handbook won the British Medical Association’s 2019 ‘Health and Social Care’ Book Of The Year Award and has been distributed free to over 2,000 secondary schools.
Since the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, the Tellmi app has seen posting rates increase by 50% and has rapidly grown to support over 70,000 young people in the UK and beyond. The escalation in posts and demand for help during this time has demonstrated an urgent need for more immediate access to a broader range of support options.
In response, the Tellmi app launched the Tellmi Directory, an amazing new feature which provides young people with immediate access to a comprehensive list of safe, quality assured self-help resources. The directory includes 24/7 crisis support, specialist helplines and support groups, motivational YouTube videos and inspirational Ted Talks, the apps that really help and the books and products that are actually useful. The directory also includes personal stories which reveal the issues young people have struggled with and how they have managed to overcome them. The directory can be personalised by topic and is tailored according to a young person’s needs, age and location.
Tellmi can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store.
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