Ideas for a new health app

Reducing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after sexual assault

Sexual violence affects hundreds of people EACH WEEK and 40% tell no one about it. This app would provide self help in the aftermath including access to services, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptom support and self help ideas. Patients can use the app in private and regain some control of their lives.

The app could be used by men, women and young people and their loved ones. It would be structured in 3 parts - emergencies & getting help fast, PTSD symptoms & self help, and directory of support services. By recognising symptoms early and accessing support the longer term health impact of rape will be reduced. Healthcare professionals using the app will increase their understanding of the impact of rape and how to help manage the consequences.


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Idea No. 215