The metaverse is helping break down boundaries that previously hampered access to mental health care. Innerworld, whose chief strategy offer is renowned singer-songwriter Jewel, is a virtual reality app providing borderless peer-to-peer mental health support to users 24/7.
Using evidence-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Tools, it facilitates a safe virtual space where users can work through real-world challenges and build supportive relationships with peers all while guided by scientifically-backed techniques.
The immersive app is available for desktop and mobile use. The use of avatars gives users anonymity – a plus for people hesitant to engage with face-to-face or more traditional mental health support settings.