NHS trust trials mobile mental health app
02 November 2012
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is in the process of trialling a new health app for young people with psychosis so they can access help earlier, it has been reported.
According to E-Health Insider, the early intervention team at the trust has developed a new app titled 'My Journey', which assists users in monitoring their moods and getting advice on symptoms.
The mobile application will also give medication and appointment reminders to users as well as a list of useful contacts in case of emergencies.
Sara Amani, team manager at the early intervention unit said details were still being "worked out", adding that the ultimate goal was to have clinicians and patients "work together" and have access to progress and records.
"We want it to be integrated with clinician's systems so that it can be used as a tool in the treatment process," she said.
Amani added that the idea for 'My Journey" came up during a regular session run by the trust. "It all came about during a meeting when one of the girls got out her phone to create an appointment reminder," she said.
The app idea was voted number seven out of 500 mobile app ideas submitted to the Department of Health's showcase for the most popular health apps.