Mielipäiväkirja app for monitoring depressed persons’ mood and supporting their recovery trialled in Oulu

A new solution, the Mielipäiväkirja application, offers healthcare professionals an opportunity to monitor their patients’ well-being remotely, even in exceptional circumstances caused, for example, by the coronavirus pandemic.

This innovation is being tested in the City of Oulu’s healthcare services by mental health patients from the Student Health Station (Oulu University of Applied Sciences and Educational Consortium OSAO), psychiatric nurses and the unemployed mental health patients under the age of 30 from the Byström Ohjaamo.

Not every day is good but there is always something good in every day

According to Henna Suonperä, a psychiatric nurse, people suffering from depression see everything around as gloomy and bad. With the help of this application, not only do they get realistic information on their mental well-being, but they are also encouraged to notice good days. Moreover, they learn to know what makes them be in high and low spirits.

The solution’s software has been developed by Medified Solutions Oy and it includes a mobile application for patients and a cloud-based application for healthcare professionals. In this way, it is possible to fully support mental health recovery.

This initiative is carried out as part of the 6Aika CoHeWe -project, which is jointly executed by the cities of Oulu, Tampere, Helsinki, and Vantaa.  The companies involved in this project act as innovative collaborators of welfare and health services together with cities, research organizations and other actors. Oulu is represented by the welfare services of the City of Oulu and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oulu.

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Image: Medified