My favourite app is available at http://www.patientslikeme.com/. This allows people to monitor their mood, weight, medication, quality of life, symptoms and side-effects etc. There are forums for mutual support for various conditions. Anonymised data is available to researchers and the information so garnered has already helped in the treatment of several conditions. It is possible to print out graphs etc to take to consultations. ...more »
Moodometer is a discrete, portable and easy to use interactive mood diary which helps you monitor, understand and receive top tips on your emotional wellbeing, whenever or wherever you are. Emotional wellbeing is as important as our physical health and the more we are aware of how we feel - be it happy or sad - the more we can start to take control of our own health. With millions of people updating Twitter and Facebook ...more »
Health Works has a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. The individual using the PHITs app will be able to track their progress to see social, physical and mental improvements in their lifestyle. This could be from recording the amount of increased social visits, increases in participation in physical activities and developments in mental health. Users of the PHITs app will be able to track and measure their improvements. ...more »
The liver epidemic needs patient education and involvement. This app empowers patients to understand risks, tests done by GPs and hospital. Death and hospitalisations due to liver disease are still rising exponentially in the UK. This is largely due to alcohol, but other factors such as fatty liver as part of the metabolic syndrome. Patients are keen and need to be involved in decisions involving their care in chronic ...more »
This app is intended to provide a self-reflective tool for everyday concerns; it could also be used as an aid to counselling or psychotherapy. It is derived from an activity that some psychologists used with their patients in the 1960's. It works on the therapeutic principle that if you can listen to your spoken thoughts and feelings, it enables you to (a) understand (b) clarify and (c) process them more effectively. ...more »
Similar to it's existing sister at Puzzledout.com, this adult mental health service version of the CAMHS consultation and user involvement application will give adults across the UK an easy way to influence how their local mental health services are delivered, designed and commissioned. With the app service user groups, mental health services and commissioners will be able to create online surveys, polls and consultations ...more »
Puzzledout.com is a groundbreaking tool that gives children and young people across the UK an easy way to influence how their local mental health services are delivered, designed and commissioned . It is: Easy for everyone to use Effective at producing evidence of young people’s service experience Empowering because everyone gets to see the difference their contribution makes It works by enabling service user groups ...more »
This app is intended for use on inpatient psychiatric units where patients are ambulatory but their movements and whereabouts on the ward - and type of behaviour/activities engaged in - needs to be monitored (this is currently done on paper with all of the associated issues of that). The app is meant purely to monitor behaviour and whereabouts not mental/emotional state. As a mobile app this software would be loadable ...more »
An app that links to music on themes of positive mental and emotional health. This could be partly relaxing music, but mainly songs with lyrics that empower people around themes of * Self esteem * Assertiveness * Identity * Keeping going * Positive thinking * Acceptance * Celebration For ideas of tracks see www.inspirationjukebox.com . The music could either be licenced by the DH or linked to legal tracks on YouTube. ...more »
This is a mobile app to help community health staff plan their visits and make sure their colleagues know where they are if there are safety concerns. The staff member will use the application to connect to a secure database to access location data of the patients they are planning to visit. As they select the patients, their addresses will be plotted on a map. They can then use the Sat nav functionality built into their ...more »
Develop a patients exercise app for COPD, Diabetes, CHD, Obesity, and falls prevention that gives patients specific exercises to do with motivational interactive support from PTs/Physios, 'exercise buddies' and 'exercise communities' . It would also include fun activities and location finders for zumba, nordic walking, boxercise, walking4health etc with daily/weekly support functions that patients are involved in choosing- ...more »
In a world first for mental health we are working in partnership with Microsoft to develop electronic personal health records for our service users. This initiative centres on empowerment by placing the patient at the centre of their health and facilitating them to access, own and control their health information. We are, and will be, working closely with service users throughout the design and delivery of this to ...more »
I have used this CBT app, it was recommended by my local GP. I used it to tackle my anxiety and worry that i have had for many years. I have had counselling and therapy before but this app made perfect sense to me, was easy to follow and wasnt patronising or full of psycho babble.
I cannot recommend it enough, since using it three o my friends have also downloaded it and only wish it was on prescription.
This is a proposed app for mental health service users. It will enable users to readily access resources to support recovery, manage information about their mental health care and seek help in times of crisis. The service user will be able to upload information about their treatment, care and recovery onto a secure server which can be accessed using the recovery app. This will enable the user to easily and quickly access ...more »
Using your electronic calendar (e.g. Google calendar and gmail): - set up a repeating meeting (for you only), at times of the day/week/month/year when you want to send yourself a helpful message; e.g. a positive message, a reminder of a possible situation, actions to take if certain situations have occured, etc... - set up the meeting so that participants (you) are sent a reminder email; this will contain the title and ...more »