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You're never truly alone with a phone, especially with this student app installed. Source: STR/AFP

Let’s be honest. We could all use some help on how to stay healthy and happy throughout this quarantine. This student app does just that.

Student living service provider Scape has launched an app to support students who are millions of miles away from their loved ones. This student app will be available to all residents of its properties in London, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Accompanying the app is a series of Internet-accessible initiatives and structures in the spirit of wellbeing and community. These include an online social event calendar, enrollment onto an online mental health forum, and frequent wellbeing monitoring by the residential team.

Let’s take a look at what’s in store.

Student app for mental & physical health

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Live-stream workout sessions will help you keep your mind and body fit. Source: Franck Fife/AFP

It’s understandable to feel stressed or anxious during these uncertain times. These emotions can be tough to process with your loved ones. So if you need a listening ear or advice, turn to the app.

Via the mental health support feature, students can get in touch with one of the 65 trained staff at hand.

You will also gain 24/7 access to the Big White Wall platform, where you have various opportunities to engage in a mental health support community anonymously.

Here, you can and answer questions on online forums, share resources and tips, or book a one-on-one counselling session with a psychologist through a referral.

On top of that, there are fitness and exercise sessions available on the student app because you can’t and shouldn’t neglect physical health. Student residents can regularly access fitness sessions via live-stream through Moviing.

Move your social life online

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Miss being with your friends? Being in quarantine doesn’t have to mean sacrificing social activities altogether. Source: Scape

“Social connections and community are key to maintaining wellbeing and a sense of belonging for students, some who may self-isolating in an entirely different part of the country or overseas from their families due to travel bans,” said Scape’s resident wellbeing manager Tanisha Appleton.

That’s why student residents are encouraged to join interactive social events online. Think live online bingo, shared film streaming platforms and Kahoot quizzes.

Hangout sessions may be over for now, but not virtual ones with 20,000 Scape student residents around the world. Source: Theo Rouby/AFP

You will be a part of the lively group of Scape 20,000 student residents all around the world. That’s a lot of new friends made without stepping out of your room.

Through this new app, Scape extends a thoughtful service to international students that supports them at a crucial time.

It’s heartening to see higher learning organisations around the world come forward with initiatives that extend beyond their repertoire, as international students stuck abroad are one of the vulnerable groups that require extra attention during this pandemic.

Are you in Scape’s student community? Then download the app here.

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