Arete is a preventative and early intervention tool designed to build youth athletes’ mental fitness. Arete comprises of 3 main features:
Arete combines the latest in AI-technology and Natural Language Processing techniques, with the expertise of sport psychologists, educators, coaches, nutritionists and physiotherapists, to give athletes the help they need, in a form they want, and in a way that sticks. The list of topics we cover is growing by the day, each module designed to equip athletes with the tools they need to thrive.
Our Wellbeing Coach is trained in the latest clinically-validated approaches to sport psychology. Arete integrates traditional methods of sport psychology with approaches of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Our user-centred design advances traditional therapy methods, and creates genuine innovation that enhances meaningful growth.
ACT helps users change their relationship with emotions in a positive way. ACT helps athletes move from performing well only when they feel good, to performing well, no matter what they feel. As opposed to feeling stuck when down, or anxious, ACT can help athletes stop struggling with feelings, and focus on what truly matters to them
We have built Arete for athletes from grassroots level right through to an elite athlete. We encourage anyone to try it and see if Arete is a fit for you. Feel free to give us feedback via the app or email us at email@example.com
Absolutely not. There will always be a need for traditional therapy and therapists, and there is no replacement for human connection. Arete is an additional resource that is available in a very different way than more traditional methods of seeking help.
Yes, Arete does not request your personal data.
The details of your conversations are never shared with any external parties outside Arete, including any partners. Communication between mobile apps and the backend uses HTTPS protocol to ensure that the data cannot be intercepted
If you are an individual athlete, you may use any name you choose. If you are a part of a team or club, we recommend you fill in your Full name so that your coach can recognise you. Your conversations are still never shared with your coach/club even if you have signed up through your club.
Only Arete. The Arete team occasionally uses some messages, which are anonymous, to train your Mental Wellbeing Coach to help improve it's ability to have conversations. Any identity specific data is removed, so no-one can ever know who said what. Also, no-one outside of Arete will ever have access to chat messages.
Your conversation responses are anonymous and sometimes used to improve Arete's ability to understand you better and ways to enhance your experience.
If you have signed up through your club, they will receive the results of your daily wellbeing check-in. This will provide them with a holistic overview of how you are and will allow conversations to take place between one another.
In sports, it is not viable for coaches to talk to each of you on a daily basis to see how you feel, how you slept, or how fatigued you feel. Wellbeing check-ins allow your coaches to obtain this valuable information in a fast and easy to process way Essentially this acts as a prompt for starting a conversation between you and your coach and allows coaches to help mange the you 24/7. which has a positive effect on your athletic performance.
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