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Stressed Singaporeans can Tap on Wysa the Chatbot for Help

An online chatbot is now available to those feeling stressed amid the Covid-19 pandemic, to help them develop psychological resilience and find out self-care. Users are likewise assured privacy when using the “emotionally smart” chatbot platform, Wysa, which is offered on the current variation of Web app service mindline.sg. Tropika Club finds out more about what Wysa can do and how Wysa can help the anxious and vulnerable especially during this COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore.

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Wysa is an Initiative by the Ministry of Health

This brand-new version was introduced the other day by the Ministry of Health Office for Healthcare Transformation (MOHT), Ministry of Social and Family Development, National Council of Social Service and Institute of Mental Health (IMH).

The site consolidates access to regional stress management and coping resources, and directs users to helpful hotline numbers. It also has a wellness self- evaluation tool to help users match resources to health care needs.


What is Wysa?

Wysa is your cute, emotional health buddy and well being tracker. It fits right in your pocket and provides emotional support with mood tracking, finding optimism, reframing thoughts (CBT) in easy-to-understand and friendly chats. Wysa, your happiness buddy is that friendly and caring chatbot. Wysa is packed with daily spiritual meditation that improves mental health and is also a perfect way to bond over family meditation. Wysa suggests meditation and mindfulness audios made easy based on your chats, so you feel better and stay relaxed. Wysa builds you your own personalized toolkit with tools for better coping with depression, anxiety, sleep issues and grief.

Wysa is your AI friend that helps your manage stress and stay mindful. You can talk to the cute penguin or use its free mindfulness exercises for effective anxiety relief, depression and stress management. Its therapy based techniques and conversations make for a very cute and calming therapy chat app whether you’re looking to cope better with mental disorders or to just manage stress. Check in with Wysa regularly to boost your emotional health and strengthen mental health. (Source: Wysa App Store Description)


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How to use Wysa?

Used around the clock and trusted by 500,000 people, Wysa is an emotionally intelligent chatbot that uses AI to react to the emotions you express. Unlock tools and techniques that help you cope with challenges in a fun, conversational way. For extra support, you can avail of guidance from a real human coach – a qualified skilled mental health professional who will take you through the advanced coaching sessions for your personal needs.

You can use Wysa to rewire your mind to improve your emotional health. Fight off depression or get stress relief using cbt techniques and guided sleep meditations for optimal sleep. Here’s a look at what you can use Wysa for 👇

👂 Vent and talk through things or just reflect on your day

💪 Practice CBT and DBT techniques to build resilience in a fun way

📝 Use one of 40 conversational coaching tools which helps in dealing with Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Worry, Loss, or Conflict

💆🏻 Relax, focus and sleep peacefully with the help of 20 mindfulness exercises


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The Benefits of Using Wysa

IMH senior expert Jimmy Lee said of the site: “We hope that by providing a safe and confidential space, and availing users of the self-assessment tool with needs matching to resources, we can minimize the barriers to help-seeking and empower them to take the first action to self-management and restoring their emotional and mental well-being.”

The firms worked with health tech start-up Touchkin to bring its chatbot Wysa – generally a paid service – to the mindline.sg website totally free for a year.

The Wysa platform will also give users access to breathing, yoga and meditation workouts, along with inspirational discussions.


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