Buddy is a daily digital diary where users can record their mood and what they did that day via SMS. These details are shared with their therapist and feed into their sessions together to help users understand their condition and plan goals to work towards as part of their recovery.
It is a digital service that mental health professionals can offer to their clients.
Using text messages, service users can keep a daily diary of what they are doing and how they are feeling. They can look at their entries online and see patterns between their lifestyle and mental health.
Users can share their entries with their therapist, which means they can make better use of their sessions together.
The ultimate aim is to speed up recovery through self-management, leading to better outcomes for people and reduced costs for services.