Facebook has announced that it will be launching a new tool for people who are having difficulties with their social anxiety and social disorders.
It will be available to users in the US and UK, and it will allow users to request help for their social disorders from friends and family.
The new tool is a collaboration between Facebook and mental health service The Wellcome Trust, which is offering support to a range of organisations in the UK.
The tool allows users to upload a photo and their symptoms, as well as a video, describing their symptoms and how they are coping.
The data from the photo can then be analysed to find out if the person has an anxiety disorder or social disorder.
It then allows users, and anyone with a diagnosis, to share information about their condition.
Facebook says the tool will be launched “in partnership with the National Mental Health Foundation (NMHF) and The Wellcomes Trust, the largest charity for people in the mental health sector”.
“We want to provide a place where people can get the support they need to find a happy life,” a Facebook spokesperson said.
Facebook has been struggling to help many of its users with social anxiety, with its first ever Help Center offering limited support.
The new platform will provide “additional information and support” to those affected by social anxiety.
“The Wellcome trust is the leading charity for mental health and mental illness in the United Kingdom, with over 2,000 members and more than 200 staff working across the UK to help people in crisis,” Facebook said.
“We are committed to ensuring that people in distress have access to a safe and supportive place to get help and support, so we are working to launch the new service within the next month.”
People with social or mental health conditions can apply to The Wellbes Trust to be part of the new tool.