Large numbers of new apps are developed. The NHS App library is a way of ensuring that relevant apps have gone through an assurance process.
App providers may need to show evidence that their products pass their tests in areas such as clinical safety, data protection, security and usability, and how anyone using them could see benefits to their health and wellbeing.
The questions have been designed by expert reviewers who use them to see how an app performs in nine key areas. Any major updates made by an app provider will require their product to be reassessed to make sure it still meets the required standards following the changes.
NHS Go is an app that provides confidential advice and information to children and young people up to 25 years of age, using NHS Choices content on conditions, rolling content on topical matter, a service finder and information about their rights.
The app was developed in conjunction with young people.
It is not exclusively a mental health resource but the pages most visited are those on mental health and sexual health.
As at September 2018, it has had:
- Over 89,000 downloads
- Over 1,300,00 screen views
- Over 157,000 page views
Be Mindful is an online course for reducing stress, depression and anxiety. It guides you through the elements of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT).
ChatHealth is a secure and confidential text messaging service for young people. It allows patients to easily and anonymously get in touch with a healthcare professional for advice and support.
Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel with the Cove app. Instead of words, create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, calm and anger. You can store your music in a personal journal, or send them to someone and let the music do the talking.
Feeling unwell? Not sure where to go to get the help you need? Health Help Now will help you find the right treatment for your health needs whatever the time, wherever you are.