Feel like you're alone in your thoughts?
Checkmates has been created by people who've been there.
Anonymous peer to peer support
Why did we build Checkmates?
Current solutions aimed at supporting those affected often increase isolation. Long wait times and administrative processes can leave students feeling unheard or unprioritised.
Checkmates hands the users the power to gain immediate support, connections and advice.
Current traditional solutions for poor mental health can be financially out of reach for students.
Checkmates offers free access to all, while also ensuring our more in-depth package is in budget for students. Price of a 2 coffees a month can give you unlimited access to online mental health support.
Most systems in place for students involve being face to face with individuals they may not want to confess their struggles too.
Checkmates allows you to remain anonymous throughout. Giving you the power in how much or little of your story you wish to share.
Create profiles based on your story, not your appearance.
We use algorithms and a dating app “swipe right feature” in order to help you find profiles that you can relate to; real people who are sharing your experiences and emotions.
Create your profile based on your story; what you are going through and how you are feeling.
Choose between a library of emotion cards to express how you are feeling, no need for profile pictures or potentially triggering language.
Discover profiles, read other users stories and connect with those you can relate to.
Build friendships, give and receive support and feel validated in your experiences. You are not alone.
User profiles are based around their story and emotions, without pictures or personal information.
Focus on imagery and metaphors to erase triggering language
Profiles based around your story and emotions, removing fear of judgement.
Supportive algorithms that match our ethos and morals, no hidden agendas
If we don't know, we'll find out.
Reach out for support, reach out to support. Checkmates offers you the chance to hold your hands up and say you’re struggling before holding someone else's hand and figuring things out.