PERFORMANCE: Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation Trust is trialling a new smartphone app for young people with psychosis.
The “My Journey” app is intended to help young people spot the signs of mental distress and get tips on managing their mood and their medication.
It will include information about prescribed drugs and a monitor for people to track their usage. There will also be appointment and medication reminders, and a symptom improvement tracker.
Early intervention in psychosis service team leader Sarah Amani said: “Mobile applications have a huge potential to deliver effective and inexpensive tools which complement existing services.
“This app will offer young people, who already use mobile phones for a significant part of their lives, a way to seamlessly integrate health improvement into their day to day mobile phone use.”
The app will be available for download from Google Play next year for use on Android smartphones.
22 November 2012