WellTrack, an online resource for reducing stress, anxiety ad depression
The Counseling and Wellness center (CWC) has added a new tool to help with emerging concerns prior and in adjunct with counseling and talk therapy, to add to the many therapeutic options currently offered at Norwich University.
Students, faculty, and staff of Norwich now have access to WellTrack, on online resource for stress, anxiety, and depression reduction. WellTrack is a secure and anonymous way for users to assess their personal well-being and quickly gain access to resources tailored to meet their individual needs. Students and staff will be able to use self-guided tools designed to help them adjust their thoughts and behavior, as well as improve their moods. So far from the apps send off at Norwich, 75% of all users have reported that their moods have improved. Users have improved 57% on stress, 46% improved on anxiety, and 43% of all users have improved on depression.
WellTrack is available online at “welltrack.com;” access has been paid for by the CWC. Access cards, posters, and other marketing materials are posted across campus. The mobile app provides users with a quick and easy way to check in on their mood while on the go. It is available for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play for the Android.
WellTrack originates from the work of Darren Piercey, a psychology professor at the University of New Brunswick. Piercey’s laboratory research investigated Computerized Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CCBT) for depression, stress, and anxiety.
The CWC serves Norwich University students and, in support of their well-being, provides support through counseling services with the staff and faculty. The purchase of a campus-wide license for WellTrack comes with access not only for students, but for the faculty and staff too.
The more knowledgeable Norwich becomes with these resources, the easier it will be to introduce the student population to them. The campus community is encouraged to look in to WellTrack.
The total amount of users on Norwich is 188, and their average mood within the last 30 days was scored as “fine.” There is a steady trend of bad moods, though normal moods are rising throughout the weeks. People are improving on their stress, anxiety, and depression levels with each passing day.