Black Swan Health Ltd – YAppE – Youth App Employment


YAppE – Youth App Employment is an interactive, user-centred app for young people experiencing mental health concerns to support them to sustain employment. The data provided through the app will be tracked and monitored by a team of mental health professionals ready to provide personalised support and immediate assistance when required.

Taking a user-centred design approach, Black Swan Health will develop an app for participants to record personal data related to mental health.

Participants will be assessed by a Mental Health Officer and then have access to the app for up to 12 months. They will complete a daily monitoring task through the YAppE app, and record information about their mood, employment context, triggers, relationships and activities.

Black Swan Health will coordinate and deliver appropriate responses including person-centred call centre services and access to other online or community support.

At the end of their participation, Black Swan Health will complete evaluation activities for each participant, by gathering feedback from the participant’s employment services provider and where appropriate, their employer.

YAppE is available to young people aged 15-24 years who are:

  • displaying symptoms of, or self-report, a mental health issue
  • willing to receive support in relation to this issue
  • have a mobile device capable of supporting the app

and either:

  • are about to start employment
  • have been employed for less than 2 weeks.


Australia Wide

Initiative Period:

1 May 2017 to 30 April 2019




Black Swan Health Ltd website.