Refresh – Oct 2017 Winner

A platform that assists schools to monitor and track studentsʼ mental health status and provide support to those in need. Nicola Sharp Vienna Au Anuj Samant Refresh, originally known as Touchstone, is a platform started for students, by students. Being students themselves, they have first-hand experience of how much stress secondary school students suffer from. Students have not been well-served by traditional mental health professionals and Refresh wanted to change that. Started in 2017, one of Refresh’s founders told us that she had been personally affected by mental health issues and wanted to help others like her. YFS connected Refresh to leading child psychologists to come up with a series of questions that can help teachers and parents monitor the mental health of students. They are currently writing a beta version of the app and will be releasing a trial version in 2019.