|Wellmind||By Dudley and Walsell Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Blue Step Solutions|
What does the app do?
This app is designed to provide advice, tips and tools to improve mental wellbeing. Users select whether they want help with stress, anxiety, or depression and the app provides information about each condition, how it affects them physically, and 5 self-help tips. Users can keep track of their daily moods, things they look forward to and are grateful for, achievements. The app also provides a basic snake game for distraction, and 3 relaxation audio tracks.
✔ Developed by the National Health Service, UK
✔ Easy to use
✘ Only a few self-help techniques provided
✘ Education component is basic although links to other websites are provided
✘ PDF files of self-help guides would not download
✘ Support organisations listed are UK-based
Privacy and security
Date of review: November 2017
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: 1.0
Download size: 23.47 MB
Reviewer: Dr Lynda Gee, General Practitioner, Auckland
Date of review: October 2017
Comments: The app provides simple explanations for stress, anxiety and depression. It provides personalised recording of wellbeing in calendar format. It has 3 audio relaxation techniques. The app is not extensive but is simple to use and easy to understand. It is good visually - colourful and pictorial. I really liked the simplicity. It is easy for teens to use without being overwhelming or providing too much information or complexity. It has a snake game which is fun but unrelated.
Safety concerns: The 'Help in a Crisis' section has organisation phone numbers that are UK-based.
New Zealand relevance: As above - the phone numbers provided are not for New Zealand organisations.
Reviewer: Maureen, Bay of Plenty
Date of review: November 2016
Comments: "I found this app to be average. I liked the relaxation audio section, but found the 'Help' for each segment unhelpful, for example if I was 'depressed', then I am unlikely to be in a state of mind to "think back to times when I have solved similar problems in your life and use the same approach". Leading on from that the same approach may also not be applicable to the current situation."
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