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Big White Wall

Big White Wall
developed by Big White Wall, UK


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free (signup required)

Provides advice helpful to people with anxiety, debt, stress, or work problems.

"I have used Big White Wall (BWW) in the past, having been given a code from the UK university I attend. This entitled me to three months' free membership. Alternatively, BWW is free from some of the UK's NHS Trusts, as well as being free for serving UK armed forces' personnel, veterans and their families. Membership for people who don’t fall into those categories is £24. One of the best aspects was the wall itself - this allows you to express yourself visually when sometimes there aren’t the words to express how you’re feeling. Self-administered clinical tests, guides, tips and articles to improve wellbeing are also available, along with feedback suggesting next steps in self care and management of how you feel." TheSite.org (Youth Support Charity), UK | Source no longer available


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

Hub of Hope

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


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

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)

iCouch CBT

iCouch CBT
developed by iCouch Inc (Brian Dear)


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / German / Spanish

Cost: £1.91 [approximately €2.37, $2.99]
Allows people living with anger, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, or stress to record negative thoughts.
Allows people living with anger, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, or stress to record negative thoughts.
“iCouch CBT walks me through a complex process. It provides attention to the specifics of my problem, while using a structured way to get out of the problem. Allows for complexities, but relies on simple steps to do it.” Person living with mental health issues, Canada | PatientView survey, August 2014


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

MoodKit

MoodKit
developed by Thriveport LLC, USA


RemindersSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

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)

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