App Corner

Mental Health/Wellness

Hub of Hope app

Hub Of Hope

The Hub of Hope is a mental health database bringing grassroots and national mental health services together in one place. Using your location the cloud-based web application allows anyone, anywhere to find the nearest source of support for any mental health issue, from depression and anxiety to PTSD and suicidal thoughts, as well as providing a ‘talk now’ button connecting users directly to the Samaritans.

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HeadSpace

Bite sized meditation sessions for busy minds. Helps reduce daily stress, perceived stress and sleep.

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mental health app

SAM

SAM helps to manage and understand anxiety. The app has been developed in collaboration with a research team from UWE, Bristol and it uses self-help methods to recognise anxiety and deal with it successfully.

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Calm

Explore Mindfulness techniques and helps to break bad habits. Uses meditation for sleep and stress reduction. Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced meditators and gurus.

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Stay Alive

A suicide prevention App that helps people stay safe in a crisis, offering helpful information and resources. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

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Health

Elevate app

Elevate

Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with a personalised training program that adjusts over time to maximise results. The basic version is free or you can choose to subscribe.

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Drink Aware app

Drink Aware

Drinkaware is a free app that helps you to change the way you drink. Track your alcohol consumption and spend over time, calculate units and calories and set goals to help you moderate your drinking. It also provides information on the health benefits of cutting down as well as support and motivation with personalised feedback.

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Smoke Free app

Smoke Free

The Smoke Free app takes a science-backed approach with more than 20 evidence-based techniques to help you quit smoking for good. Log your cravings and get tips for managing them, plus insights into craving patterns and graphs to monitor your overall progression. You also have the option of participating in a rigorous scientific experiment that will help more people quit smoking successfully. The app is free with in-app purchase options.

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curable app for pain management techniques

Curable

An online program incorporating modern pain research into an easily accessible, guided road to relief. It offers interesting new lessons and exercises that help you reverse the cycle of pain going on in your body and brain. Some information is free or you can pay a subscription to access more information.

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Exercise/Physio

Fiit

Whether you want to lose weight, get strong, improve flexibility or simply de-stress, Fiit lets you take high quality workouts with leading personal trainers on your phone or tablet from the comfort of your home.

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yoga app giving instruction on yoga poses sessions at different levels

Down Dog

This is an easy to use Yoga app that has lots of flexibility. Chose your skill level, duration of the session and even the voice you hear the instructions from. The most useful part of the app is that you can change the level at which the poses are described to you so if you're new to yoga, you can have a full description of what to do. The first 5 sessions are free but it is a pay monthly subscription after that.

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Stannah Balance

A new App made by Stannah Stairlifts to help people monitor and improve their balance overtime using simple easy to follow exercises. Just put your phone in your pocket and follow the instructions.

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Run Keeper

Tracks runs or walks using GPS and helps people reach fitness goals. Whether you use it for race training, bike rides or even just short strolls, you can track your progress, beat your personal best and chart your weight loss.

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My Fitness Pal

Calorie counting diary app with fitness and food advice. Free version as well a premium for access to recipes and user stories. You can connect with your friends and keep track of your progress through the app.

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Couch to 5k

A 9 week training plan for people who want to start running. Easy to follow plans for increasing exercise and fitness. Created by Public Health England

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Pocket Physio

Easy to use app for people recovering from Orthopaedic surgery, pre and post op. Pocket Physio features advice on walking with a frame or crutches, hip precautions, breathing exercises, managing pain and self-assessment, as well as recommended techniques for dressing, bathing and getting in and out of vehicles.

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1 Minute Desk Exercises

This app reminds the user every day to do exercises whilst at work. Over 45 1 minute exercises that can be done at work.

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Daily Living

Toilet Finder app

Toilet Finder

Toilet Finder can help you find toilets nearby in an instant. You can find toilets that are specifically free to use, accessible toilets, and those given 5 STARS by users of the app.

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Zoom app

Zoom

Download the Zoom app to use on your phone so you can connect with friends, join beneficiary events and attend meetings from anywhere.

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Wheelmate app

WheelMate

The WheelMate app lets wheelchair users around the world locate accessible toilets. It also indicates accessible parking spaces. All locations have been uploaded by people with a wheelchair who use the app. Information is kept up to date by users’ ratings of entries.

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Roger Voice app

RogerVoice

RogerVoice is an app that has a powerful speech recognition system which transforms phone calls into a series of live instant messages for the deaf user. It's automatic and it works in real time. The text translation appears in the app at the same time as the person is speaking. The caller can either speak or text back. The first hour of calls per month is free and there are options for a paid monthly call plan depending on usage.

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Deliciously Ella

Over 400 healthy, plant-based recipes, with instructional videos, meal planners, shopping lists and step-by-step images to make plant based cooking easier.

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Whereby app

Whereby

Whereby is a communication app that allows you to have easy and flexible meetings on the go. Start or join meetings on your phone and with great features like in-app chat, audio-only mode, and more. There's no login for guests, you can share links and notes and there's an improved meeting room layout. (This was formerly the Appear In app.)

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TripTripHurray

The TripTripHurray app is a travel platform for people with specific travel needs. It helps you search accommodation, public transport, shops (and much more) to suit all disability requirements.

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myCOPD

From my mhealth, apps for patients with Asthma, COPD, Diabetes and Heart Disease. This app has been tested and approved by the NHS and give users the ability to keep track of their health, improve their breathing technique and keep track of their medication with a COPD diary.

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FuelService

Simple, Easy Refuelling for Disabled Drivers. Helping disabled drivers find and get assistance refuelling their cars. Use the app to ask a petrol station for assistance with putting petrol in your car then notify them via the app when you have arrived.

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Finance

Debt Manager

Personal app to help you keep track of money owed and money loaned on iTunes only.

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Voucher Cloud

Voucher Cloud gathers vouchers for all sorts of shopping in one place to help you save money on every day spending.

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Spending Tracker

Spending Tracker is a free personal finance app that helps people keep track of their finances and personal spending.

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Thriv Saving Goals

Personal money piggy bank that helps you save for significant events or items.

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Disclaimer

The Thalidomide Trust cannot recommend any of these apps and takes no responsibility in people’s decision to download them.