Promoting mental wellbeing is considered a fundamental goal in the World Health Organization (WHO) Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2030. Good mental wellbeing can lead to reduced risk of disease, mental illness and longevity.
Several different positive psychology interventions (PPIs) have been proven effective at improving mental well-being. PPIs are interventions that aim to improve mental wellbeing; some examples include being grateful for positive experiences, developing optimism and setting valued goals.
Delivering PPIs through mobile and tablet-based apps offers a great opportunity for enhancing mental wellbeing in students, due to the reduced support-seeking barriers and stigma, the opportunities for high reach, and its cost-effectiveness.
Therefore, this study aims to investigate the effectiveness of delivering PPIs through an app called 'AIME' (created by the study researchers for the purpose of the research) for students' mental wellbeing.