Improving Caregiver Mental Health with the Use of a Smartphone App

Many of those dealing with anxiety and/or depression are frequently in the care of a friend, partner, or family member known as an informal caregiver. This important role can be very taxing both physically and psychologically, yet few resources are available to specifically target individual caregivers’ needs. The proposed project will contribute to our understanding of caregivers’ experiences as well as evaluating care’n, a smartphone application designed to support informal caregivers’ wellbeing. In addition, the partner organization will receive a best practice program evaluation of care’n. Ultimately, this initiative has the potential to promote positive mental health for caregivers which will allow them to care for others and themselves more effectively.

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Amanda Argento
Faculty Supervisor: 
Nancy Heath
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Quebec
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