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Beyond Now

Beyond Now
developed by Beyond Blue, with Monash University


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Cost: Free
App to help prevent suicide through safety planning.

“Beyond Blue developed the Beyond Now app to help you make your own safety plan to support you through times of sadness or grief. You can make it on your phone and carry it with you to access anywhere and anytime.

The app guides you through, step-by-step, with suggestions at each stage if you get stuck. You can work through this process by yourself, but it’s better if a family member, an Elder, health professional or support person works with you to make your plan. You can update it anytime and easily share it with others if you want.

Beyond Now is free to download from the Apple Store or Google Play and if you don’t have a smartphone, it’s also online.

 

Beyond Now is designed to be used as part of an overall mental wellbeing and safety strategy. It is not intended to be the only form of support.”
Beyond Blue, the Australian mental health charity which developed the app | https://bit.ly/3mD6sgi


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Clear fear

Clear fear
developed by Stem 4, UK youth mental health charity


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Cost: Free

App which provides a range of ways to help young people manage anxiety.

“Clear Fear is an app developed for the teenage mental health charity Stem4, by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and uses the evidence-based treatment CBT to focus on learning to reduce the physical responses to threat by learning to breathe, relax and be mindful as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions.

You can personalise the app if you so wish and you will be able to track your progress and notice change.

Please note the app is an aid in treatment but does not replace it…

…The fear of threat, or anxiety, is like a strong gust of wind. It drags you in and makes you want to fight it or run away. 

Instead, face your fear with the free Clear Fear app and learn to reduce the physical responses to threat as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions. 

Anxiety is a natural response to fear, threat and apprehension. However, when anxiety is extreme or goes on for a long time, or the response to a threat is disproportionately large and affects a person negatively, it may become an anxiety disorder. 

Anxiety disorders are the most common form of emotional disorder and respond very well to a form of treatment called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT.”

Stem4, the UK youth mental health charity which developed the app with young people | http://bit.ly/2GkVisE


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

distrACT

distrACT
developed by Expert Self Care


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Cost: Free
App for young people to help prevent self-harm and suicide.

“The FREE distrACT app gives people who self-harm and may feel suicidal quick, easy and discreet access to information and advice, so they can manage difficult feelings, cope with a crisis and find help and support.

About 1 in 7 young people in the UK say they’ve harmed themselves at some point, and people who self-harm are 35 times more likely to end their own lives.

The distrACT app allows people to access reliable health information about self-harm on-the-go – 24/7, in the privacy of their mobile phone and in one single place.

How is the app useful?

If you self-harm and perhaps feel suicidal, the distrACT app provides you with all the information you need to understand self-harm better, manage it more safely, and know how to get help and support when you need it:

  • Manage suicidal thoughts: Reduce your risk of taking your own life when you self-harm and feel suicidal
  • Get support: Find help in a crisis – find advice on what to do in an emergency, lists of useful emergency numbers and support sites, and tips on safety planning
  • Signposting: The apps guides you to further sources of support that you can trust – all in one place
  • Self-care: Find out how to manage thoughts and feelings and discover safer alternatives to self-harm
  • Build personal resilience: Develop skills to recover more quickly and increase your well-being
Access health services: Helps you decide when to access health services and where to go for support.”
Bristol Mind | https://bit.ly/3mQnC8V


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Hub of Hope

Hub of Hope
developed by Mashbo, with UK mental health charity Chasing the Stigma


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Cost: Free

App and online tool to help people with mental health needs to access patient groups, charities and other sources of support across the UK

“Hub of Hope believes that no matter what you're going through, you shouldn't have to do it alone. Find services local to you using geolocation technology.

The stigma associated with mental health can make it difficult to talk about, however there are services out there with people who understand and are ready to help….

…Using the Hub of Hope is completely free and confidential. You are not required to provide any personal information or pay for use. It is simply there to say, if you should ever need help, whether for you or somebody you are looking after, we’ll make it easier to find.

The Hub of Hope has already been described as a vital and lifesaving tool by charities and mental health trusts.

In less than a year since its launch, the Hub of Hope has had

  • More than 1200 support groups and charities registered
  • Over 16,500 unique users have accessed the hub
  • More than 68,000 unique page views” 
Chasing the Stigma, the UK mental health charity which created the app and online resource. | http://bit.ly/2NyhRej


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

MoodKit

MoodKit
developed by Thriveport LLC, USA


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Cost: £3.99 [approximately €5.68, $6.23]
A means by which people with anxiety or depression can improve their mood.
“ ‘Mood Kit’ is the slickest of the cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) apps, and it has some nice features that make it easy to use and to personalise. The app is made by Thriveport and the authors are psychologists. The app is based around CBT ideas, and functions much like a daily thought record. The four main functions of the product are: 1. Increase participation in activities that lift mood. 2. Identify and change interfering thoughts. 3.Rate and track mood. And 4. Create journals to track thoughts, experiences, etc. The best features of this app are the scrolling data bank of feeling states, the library of cognitive distortions, and the reoccurring use of scales which let you rate intensity of a feeling or thought just by sliding your finger. Run through of the app: The ‘Activities Guide’ lets you sort through what is the easiest and what is the hardest for you (socialising, exercising, sleeping, etc), and prioritise which areas to target first. The ‘Thought Checker’ section asks you to recount a situation that was difficult, describe how you felt, and how much you felt that way. This is basic daily thought record material, but the app makes it easier for you by having a ready list of feelings to scroll through and choose, and a sliding tool to measure the intensity of the feeling. You then are asked to list your automatic thoughts in a clear and easy-to-understand manner. From there, the app takes you to a list of cognitive distortions (descriptions included) that you easily scroll through and click to choose. A section titled ‘Mood’ is a very simple but highly useful way to keep track of your daily mood. It’s simply a number rating from 1-10 (1 the worst, 10 the best) that you scroll through and select. You can add notes if you choose, but can also just quickly select a number. The app will track the numbers and chart them for you, providing a wonderful visual of your mood over time. The ‘Journal’ section is hard to use on an iPhone (for those of us who have a hard time typing more than a couple of sentences on the device), but easier on the iPad. It is a section for recording notes about mood, activities, thoughts, etc. This section is pretty standard. ‘Mood Kit’ is one of the best CBT apps I have seen. The mood-tracking ability (complete with graphs) is great, and the simplicity and ease of use make this app one that even the most reluctant user will have a hard time avoiding. I have used this app myself, and frequently recommend it to teens in my clinical practice.” Elisa Nebolsine: Cognitive Therapy for Kids, USA | http://bit.ly/1j3X15c


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Stay Alive

Stay Alive
developed by Switchplane, UK


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Cost: Free
Suicide prevention toolkit.
Features are: Suicide prevention tools- both designed for those who are worried about someone, and those with thoughts of suicide. Key features include: -Quick access to national crisis support helplines -A mini-safety plan that can be filled out by a person considering suicide -A LifeBox to which the user can upload photos from their phone reminding them of their reasons to stay alive -Strategies for staying safe from suicide -How to help a person thinking about suicide -Suicide myth-busting -Research-based reasons for living -Online support services and other helpful apps -Suicide bereavement resources. Drawbacks are: Only first stage funding, would like more features. Would like the app to be gamified, with progress bars when filling out sections to stay safe for now, reasons for liviing etc. We would like in next stage funding version to have the addition of music or videos to the LifeBox, would like GPS service, enabling the user to have access to local crisis services. But overall the app doesn't have weaknesses of such. Everything on the app serves as tool to seek and get help for thought of suicide and to maintain positive well-being. Grassroots Suicide Prevention | http://bit.ly/1gElfDT ; PatientView form 2015


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Ulster County SPEAK

Ulster County SPEAK
developed by The Mac Works, Inc


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Cost: Free
Suicide awareness and prevention app.
"A new smartphone app that helps users identify the warning signs of suicide, and gives them options to get help. This is yet another tool to raise awareness, and help prevent suicide." Mental Health Association (MHA) in Ulster County, USA | http://bit.ly/1ed7l9s


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

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