knus Leverages Tech To Help People Reduce Anxiety
London UK, November 17th 2022: The platform is UK’s first free, confidential, peer support and coaching chat service, providing free mental health peer support securely online through apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, and Telegram
To change the narrative, knus provides free mental health peer support securely online through apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, and Telegram. The organisation’s technology connects service users to trained volunteers that have overcome the problem themselves and are qualified to offer assistance after taking its accredited peer support course.
“We like our conversations to be hopeful, respectful, supportive and based on shared understanding. Our volunteers all have different mental health tips based on their lived experience and we hope this empowers you moving forward. As the conversation comes to a natural close, we may incorporate life coaching into the conversation, as it always feels good to have a plan and some aims.”
Through its free CPD-accredited Overcoming Anxiety course, participants get to explore effective ways to reduce anxiety, as well as coping strategies for managing their emotions and setting achievable goals for the future. The reflections submitted from every experience in the course are responded to by peer support coaches, many of whom have battled with anxiety in their own lives. In addition, the organisation also works with businesses and other corporate entities, leveraging its wealth of experience to help employees with mental health concerns free of charge.
As a non-profit organisation, knus is run solely by trained volunteers, is fully insured, and is regulated by the Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies. Its multidisciplinary committee is made up of psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, social workers, mental health nurses, occupational therapists, academics, and other individuals with lived experiences; who are responsible for directing the activities of the organisation—ensuring growth and efficiency as it moves to achieve its objectives.