Project is to create an app for iPhone. A chat-like application LIKE Whatsapp or Telegram or Line with the following 3 features-
Feature 1 -Counseling Chatroom (1 to 1)
Just imagine having a chat App of which instead of chatting with your family and friends, one chats with a counselor available 24-7 to address any emotional, sociological and psychological issues that you may have.
You can imagine it to look like our 1 to 1 messages on our chat apps like Whatsapp or Telegram.
Feature 2 – Counselling Chatroom (Group)
We have seen from the past the effectiveness of support groups in helping one overcome their addiction or personal issues. Instead of having an actual physical meeting, we can take this group meeting to a virtual platform as a ‘group chat’.
These group chats can be a forum, an ‘Anonymous Meeting’ (for egAA meetings) and so on.
You can imagine it to look like a group chat. With max of up to 8 members with a moderator or counselor. These group chats will have themes for eg alcohol addiction, stress management, depression and so on.
Limited by number of participants, depending on the theme of the chat, the group closes once it reaches the required number of people (eg. 8 in a group etc).
Feature 3 - Peer-2-Peer Chats
For this feature, volunteers whom are listeners will be connected to speakers. Speakers are users of the app whom are facing problems or personal issues but instead of using the 1-to-1 function and speak to a professional, they would rather seek an informal listener to just speak to. A place to pour out and share.
So a user (whether listener or speaker) will select this function, then a pop -up will prompt if they wish to be a listener or speaker. Then once they have chosen, a listener will be paired up with a speaker. Once paired, they can speak to each other.