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Mental health app helps practitioners stay in touch with patients



Buddy from sidekick studios on Vimeo.

Check out this video for more information on Buddy, an app that enables mental health patients to digitally record their mood and changes in it, that is reportedly improving outcomes for them and enabling practitioners to support them more effectively.

Users keep a daily diary, can use web tools to help them reflect on their moods, can set goals and have prompts to help them achieve them, and have appointment reminders to enable them to keep dates with practitioners.

It was developed by start-up company Sidekick Studios and South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, and following a trial in London, it is being rolled out across 10 areas.

I’ve been sent a bunch of positive quotes about it but won’t bother with those as it’s probably better for people to see for themselves what its’ like.

Mithran Samuel

About Mithran Samuel

Mithran Samuel is adults' editor at Community Care.