Word choice can heighten feelings of belonging. This is particularly important for people from underrepresented groups such as the LGBTIQ+ community.
Which is why a London-based startup has developed an app in conjunction with experts from the field of psychotherapy.
Its goal: to increase users’ sense of wellbeing by helping them cope with queer-specific issues such as coming out or feelings of shame. Evidence-based therapies are available, along with individually tailored recommendations.
Users can call on meditation exercises voiced by LGBTIQ+ artists. Regular diary entries, meanwhile, help highlight negative patterns, which can then be broken.