Somerset Apps Library
Health and wellbeing apps website
Apps are a great way to get health and mental wellbeing support, helping us to improve our health and live healthier lives. There are so many apps on the market, it can be hard to know which ones you can trust. Google play and the Apple store are unregulated so people may assume that apps are safe when they are not.
That’s why we have teamed up with ORCHA (the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications) to create a website which shows health and care related apps which have been reviewed for data privacy, professional clinical assurance and how usable and accessible they are. You can visit ORCHA at https://somerset.orcha.co.uk/
We would love to hear about your experience of using the apps library – positive and negative feedback welcomed. We are planning to set up a Public User Group so if you’d like to be involved, or have any feedback for us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many different types of apps, which provide:
- Preventative support (e.g. inhaler technique, stress management, fitness and diet apps)
- Empowering people to help themselves (e.g. diabetes apps, symptom checkers, condition monitoring and mood diaries)
- Administrative support such as appointment management and service signposting (e.g. NHS App)
- Delivery of services (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mole checkers)
This helps you to choose the one that works best for your needs.
Read Sophie’s story below to see how ORCHA helped her manage her health and wellbeing.