Concept 1: Peer Support Game or Application incorporating Positive Psychology techniques.
—Inspired by presentation by Tabitha Kirkland, Ph.D, UW Department of Psychology.
—This game/application would be an interactive platform that encourages groups of friends to discuss together questions related to the PERMA method in positive psychology
—Encourages UW undergraduates to join together and speak about their personal mental health in constructive, safe environment
— Participants could set goals for improvement, and would be encouraged to keep consistent use of the program alongside their peers
Concept 2: Intervention Resources for friends
—In-moment activities/resources for students conducting an "intervention" to their peers
—Could take the form of a mobile application, booklet guide, physical token or game/activity for the students to engage in together, closely related to concept #1
Concept 3: Educational & Informational Resources
—Increased education in the residence halls about mental health, depression and anxiety
—Reduce stigma and encourage conversations about mental health
—Potential curriculum: introduction to motivational interviewing, warning signs, how to reach out
—Could take the form of poster series, booklet, taught lecture, a website, etc.