In Australia, 1 in 7 mothers experience anxiety and/ or depression after their baby is born.
YourTime began as a paper-based tool, enabling women to monitor their own mental wellbeing during pregnancy and/or after their baby was born.
Based on scientific evidence and designed by a team of researchers at the University of South Australia, a co-design study was conducted. This study included the opinions of mothers, regarding how to make this tool appealing and appropriate for today’s women.
Their feedback guided the researchers to develop the App called YourTime. A prototype version of this App is now available for trialing and we would like women to use it and offer more feedback, refining this tool into something that has the potential to help women world-wide.
At this stage, the tool focuses on enabling you to track your mood over days, weeks and months and has some inbuilt recommendations to help your wellbeing based on your mood score. Not all aspects of the App will be functional but that’s where we would really value your ideas as well.
It was good to stop and think about exactly how I was feeling.Participant W3
It was a positive way to look at how things are feeling. I could see how things were changing for me.Participant W4
Different to other mood measures since it focusses on more practical factors like whether you feel competent rather than less specific feelings like whether you are happy.Participant W8
Interested in taking part?
All you have to do is input how you’re feeling over the next couple of weeks using a sliding scale. Then at the end, we will ask you to complete an online questionnaire to let us know what parts were helpful and if you have any suggestions on how we can improve the App.
YourTime Sneak Peak
YourTime introduces you to your Midwife. She’s there to prompt how you’re feeling and to offer suggestions on how you might improve your mood, even if you’re already feeling great!
We’re positive that this quick ‘check-in’ will highlight the course of your mood, will give you some tips to positive wellbeing, and will also be here to signal if it’s time to get some help.