Be Well Co’s story began seven years ago, in what was then called the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre. In those formative years, the centre ran wellbeing projects across different groups in society, ranging from vulnerable youth to bushfire survivors and older adults in the community.
Along the way they learnt the problem of poor mental health was much bigger than we thought. Society has focused too much on deficits and illness, forgetting the importance of fostering what makes life worth living and improving wellbeing.
Society has focused too much on deficits and illness, forgetting the importance of fostering what makes life worth living and improving wellbeing.
This set the team on a path to develop a measurement tool that could reliably give individuals insight into their wellbeing. The result is the Be Well Tracker, which to date has been used to measure the mental health of 30,000 Australians.
After participants do a quick 10-15 minute survey, they get access to an immediate free report on how things are tracking. Importantly, it also gives suggestions on what people can consider doing to improve the way we feel.
To work out how best to improve wellbeing, the team conducted a large research study analysing global literature on the topic. They looked at the impact of different types of psychological interventions on mental wellbeing.
The results from this review have been used to create the Be Well Plan and the app with over 30 psychological tools to give people agency over their mental health and wellbeing. Making it easier for people to create positive wellbeing habits, so they can become better versions of themselves, as individuals, organisations, and the wider community.