Makes it easier to feel less stressed, more happy
Feeling stressed is normal, staying stressed isn’t.
SafeSphere is an app that not only helps you assess your daily stress but also guides you with ways to reduce its impact, on your overall wellness.
Easy and engaging when you need a quick lift
Intelligent yet Simple
Effective to Use
Make a bad day better with a few easy steps
A tutorial to get your wellness into the safe zone
Choose a Face
Choose one of the six faces to show how you are feeling.
The slider shows faces from the happiest face to the saddest face. Then, click the “Continue” button. If you would just like to view your journal entries, click the “Journal” button on the top right of the screen.
University of Minnesota
How we got started
App Idea and Prototype Development
February 2, 2023
Web App Launch
February 9, 2023
Presentation to Mayo Clinic’s Child/Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology Department
February 15, 2023
Rochester Public Schools Student School Board Presentation
February 26, 2023
SafeSphere Newspaper Interview and Article
Google Play store App Development
March 1, 2023
TOPS (Teens Offering Peer Support) Room Presentation (Mental Health room at Mayo High School)
March 8, 2023
Presentation to Mayo High School Principals
April 11, 2023
Presentation to MN Senator Carla Nelson
April 16, 2023
Presentation to MN Representative Kim Hicks
May 4, 2023
Presentation to Olmsted County Public Health Board
May 14, 2023
Google Play App Launch
May 22, 2023
Presentation to Rochester Public Schools Mental Health Coordinators
May 24, 2023
Presentation to Mayor of Rochester
May 24, 2023
SafeSphere selected as MN Cup entrepreneurship competition as Semi-Finalist
May 25, 2023
Presentation to Olmsted County Commissioner
IOS App Development
June 7, 2023
Pitch presentation at MN Cup competition semi-finalist reception
June 21, 2023
Presentation to Zumbro Valley Health Center
August 4, 2023
App Store Launch
August 14, 2023
If you are passionate about making a difference in mental health and/or substance abuse and are able to contribute, please donate at one of the links below that support both MN local and national organizations.
MN Adult and Teen Challenge:
“We offer effective and affordable programs throughout Minnesota with campuses in Minneapolis, Brainerd, Duluth, Rochester and Buffalo. We have a broad spectrum of treatment and recovery programs, allowing us to effectively serve individuals with a broad spectrum of addiction issues… from those seeking treatment for the first time to those who have been struggling with addiction for many years.”
Zumbro Valley Health Center
“Zumbro Valley Health Center is a private, non-profit organization that provides mental health, substance use disorder, and community-based services to twelve counties in SE Minnesota. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue supporting individuals toward healthy and fulfilled lives for years to come.”
”The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.”
National Alliance on Mental Illness
“Our work has resulted in positive change. We have educated millions about mental health conditions and reduced barriers to treatment and services. As a result of Mental Health America’s efforts, many Americans with mental health conditions have sought care and now enjoy fulfilling, productive lives in their communities. Help us continue our mission towards prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it, with recovery as the goal.”
SAVE (Suidice Awareness Voices of Education):
“SAVE was one of the nation’s first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Our work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, we know we can SAVE lives.”
SafeSphere is an app created by a young person to help other young people reduce stress and enhance wellbeing. It’s a great resource for addressing challenges that many students are facing today.
Dr. Kent Pekel
Superintendent of Rochester Public Schools
As a County Commissioner, and as a Father, I feel that the mental health of the youth is of utmost importance. Self-worth realization is crucial to both a thriving family and healthy community. I feel that the SafeSphere app is an easy and effective way for people to acknowledge their current mental health condition and begin to act on it when needed.
Commissioner Mark Thein
Olmsted County Commissioner
With so many children challenged by mental health issues today, Safesphere offers an excellent solution for self-assessment as well as access to credible self-help resources. I applaud Nandini Iyer for all her efforts in putting together this app.
Dr. Amit Sood M.D.
SafeSphere provides one-of-a-kind all-in-one mental health experiences that puts the community at the forefront of healing. The app’s sleek design makes mental health accessible to all ages, a crucial blindspot present in the wellness industry as a whole. SafeSphere really does put the human first.
Safesphere would benefit the community because it offers many different resources to improve mental health. The activities include drawing videos that I know take my mind off of my worries for a little while and I can destress. The YouTube videos with yoga, meditation, and workouts also help me relax. The journal aspect of the app helps people get their thoughts out.
High School Student
An app like SafeSphere centralizes mental health resources and healthy coping tools for people based on their mood. As students we often get overwhelmed with our course load or other responsibilities, this app can help us recenter so that we insure we are taking care of ourselves.
High School Student
Using SafeSphere has helped me immensely as a student-athlete. Whenever I am stressed about school or tennis, I use the resources SafeSphere offers to help distract my brain and calm myself down. It feels very personalized and I am always comfortable opening up using the journal entry feature.
High School Student
Mental health challenges can affect anyone, anytime, and many students face loneliness and stress. The SafeSphere app was created by youth for youth to help create a wonderful resource. This app is wonderful!
Representative Kim Hicks
MN State Representative
SafeSphere provides a wonderful tool for youth to connect to wellbeing resources from the safety of their homes. This is an amazing product that has reached out to help and improve the lives of students. Truly remarkable!
Dr. Kavita Prasad M.D.
Medical Director Integrative Medicine, Zumbro Valley Health Center