The number one rule in first aid is to look out for yourself first. DB Results developed MiOK, a mobile application to aid people working on the frontline, so they can check in on themselves. MiOK is now free for not-for-profit and charity organisations, so they can offer support to their people.
“Our overarching goal was to build something holistic that would encourage individuals to monitor their wellbeing in stressful times. Remote working is making it more and more difficult for organisations to oversee and support the wellbeing of staff, and many frontline workers are not making their own needs a priority. While they’re looking out for others, who is looking out for them? MiOK is our contribution to help,” explained Candy D’Menzie, Health Adviser-Clinician, on the team that developed the app.
In the spirit of wanting to help, DB Results’ free offer to not-for-profits gives organisations an avenue to support staff. MiOK is always at hand, urging its users to question "Am I OK?" and if not, encouraging a positive course of action. The app promotes wellbeing and empowerment on a private and secure platform. MiOK features a mood tracker as well as a range of health and wellbeing indicators. Individuals can track their body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, weight, BMI, sleep, water or even alcohol intake.
There are indicators that will nudge the app user to seek outside help when things aren’t right and enable the user to know when to seek expert support and advice, such as from a GP or psychologist or via phone support services provided by Beyond Blue and Lifeline.
Karen Mahlab AM, founder and publisher of social enterprise Pro Bono Australia said,
"We noticed our staff were feeling the effects of the turbulence happening during this COVID period. We offered MiOK to our staff as a tool to self-manage. For privacy reasons, we ensured they could take it up anonymously if they wanted and we feel that just having something easy to use and accessible was very valuable.”
“MiOK is what you get when you combine best health practices with cutting edge technology,” said Gavin Bunshaw, CEO at DB Results. Bunshaw said DB Results is committed to positive change through a purpose to help.
“To achieve our purpose, we use all the tools at our disposal: skills, innovation, thought leadership, energy, drive, deep-seated knowledge and, most importantly, our time and our funds. MiOK was built with input and guidance from our internal clinicians. Ultimately, philanthropy is a powerful tool to help create social change and build great business”.
To take up the NFP MiOK free offer, visit MiOK here.
If you are not a charity organisation and are interested in more information regarding a customised version, please visit MiOK here.
Please note, the MiOK app is not directed at those individuals clinically diagnosed with any mental health conditions.