I created Mend because I was going through a difficult breakup. I was googling breakup advice late at night and all I could find were terrible articles and 'win your ex back' scams.
It can be difficult asking for the help of a professional – even though that's often what is needed most. Friends and family are likely to have an opinion or agenda which can make opening up difficult, especially when you're feeling vulnerable.
For many, there is a financial barrier in accessing private therapy. Although breakup apps don't seek to replace professional therapy, they can offer some of the support for a fraction of a therapist's hourly rate.