Useful mobile apps

We know it can sometimes be difficult to get the right help when you are ill if you do not know what NHS services are available locally, especially at times your GP practice is closed.

This information looks at the free health apps to help you or your friends at times of illness and injury and guide you to the most relevant local health service.

NHS Health and Symptom Checker App

Get an assessment and information on your health condition plus advice on how to look after yourself.

Download it now from: http://apps.nhs.uk/app/nhs-health-and-symptom-checkers/#

St John’s First Aid App
This app contains simple advice on dealing with emergencies such as bleeding and choking, how to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other first aid care: http://apps.nhs.uk/app/first-aid-app/

More free apps are available via the NHS App Library. Have a browse via http://apps.nhs.uk/

Don't Panic
The Don’t Panic series of audio self help guides is designed to provide people with easily accessible information about common mental health difficulties.

They are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles, an approach that has been shown to be effective by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.

The guides should be listened to at least once a day for at least a week, to be of the most benefit. Click here for more information.

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