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