We know that technology sometimes needs instructions. Thats why we have written this user guide and created some short instructional videos. Learn more about the features of ARC2.0 app and how to use them below.
All of ARC2.0 features can be accessed using either the "main menu" (along the bottom of the screen), or the "side menu" which you can access using the button menu button on the top right of each screen. When you are in the side menu of the app, you can swipe to close or touch our logo to go back to the homepage.
ARC2.0 has other features to support you and help you stay motivated during your recovery.
Just press '+' (top left of screen), to add a new entry into your Diary. You can write a bit about your important day to day moments and experiences and even 'capture the moment' by adding a photo! On days when you don't know what to say you can capture your mood using the mood survey, Press 'add to diary' to place the entry into your diary stream. When you receive notifications about collected badges, it will prompt you to add your achievement to your diary.
As you add to your diary, the diary stream will keep track of your thoughts, feelings and memories on your recovery journey. Turn to your Diary to reflect on your progress as time passes.
When you go to the Reflection section of the app you are asked to assess your mood. If you are 'Feeling good', ARC app will ask you to make a Diary entry to mark the good news. If you 'Want inspiration', you can read motivational quotes - just swipe down to see new quotes (there are plenty quotes to inspire you!). If you 'Need motivation', you can listen to one of the audio guided mindfulness exercises. Provided by Foundation for Positive Mental Health these 1, 4 or 11 minute exercises can help you to refocus. You can even use the code provided in the app to get more exercises! If you 'Need help', the app will take you to your Emergency function where you can call or even text your emergency contacts. To make it easier we have written the text for you, all you have to do is press 'text' then 'send'.
Pressing Emergency brings up your list of emergency contacts. You cann add your emergency contacts from here - select '+' at the top left of the screen.
We know it can be difficult to reach out when you need help and we want to make it as easy as possible. Each name has the option to call or text next to it. Press 'Phone' to call your contact. Or you can choose to text them. Pressing 'Text' writes a text to your contact saying "I'm having a bad day. Can you call me?", you can edit this or just press send to reach out to others.
If you want to learn more about the app or have something to share then please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.