A 'website-based-app'; - an easy and innovative way to measure, track and record comments on your state of mind, allowing you to see what things in life bring you up/down - your results can be sent to friends and carers, alerting them if you're down - the process of self-measuring in this way in itself seems to help self-awareness, maintenance of balance, and recovery (see the tremendous comments below) - the daily ...more »
My App idea is to create a database of information relating to Mental Health, consisting of up-to-date information about prescribed medication e.g. side effects, doses and length of treatment. There would also be a Q&A menu that allows the user to explore their symptoms and get the right type of help when entering services. The Q&A section would also allow people to take part in a Mental Health quiz that scores your current ...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.
OASIS - Online Access to Services, Information and Support is in development to provide online support to people in mental health and wellbeing. As many as 1 in 4 of us experience some form of mental health condition at some time in our lives. The OASIS project is being developed by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust (CPFT). We will review and signpost other online mental health apps, so if you are developing ...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 »
There is evidence to show that reading a good book can help people improve their health and manage exisiting health conditions. My app would let you find out what good quality, self-help books are available at your local public library. It would be particulatly good for people suffering from common mental health conditions, diabetes, obesity and those who need help stopping smoking. It would also encourage people to use ...more »
Self management strategies for Bipolar Disorder which are delivered over the Internet have a growing evidence base and so the next logical step would be to customise these to suit delivery via mobile phones and tablets which have distinct interface opportunities and restrictions. This would have the benefit of increasing access without the stigma of having to access traditional services whilst also reducing the costs ...more »
Use software in mobile phone system to track changes in a client's - tone of voice, - regularity and speed of calling and texting, - even vocabulary usage, and thus recognise when their thought patterns are becoming abnormal, e.g. they may be entering a depressed ('flat'), anxious, angry, manic or psychotic phase. Then use this information to (a) alert the client, giving valuable self-awareness (e.g to take pre-emptive ...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 »
Medimate Selfcare, managing the effects of using Medication Background. Patients are living longer as better medication is developed to improve their quality of lives. However Patients are finding themselves taking medication more regularly and also having to go to their GP more frequently to report the effects of the medication. This causes an increasing burden on the NHS. If you suffer from PAIN or DEPRESSION or ...more »