Support the health and wellbeing of your communities
Founded and led by a practising GP, we create self-help and support apps for universities, colleges, NHS organisations, local councils, and private health and social care providers.
If you want to offer instant and discreet access to reliable health information to groups of people who are struggling and to those supporting them (such as family, friends, health professionals, teachers), you can use our free-to-download mobile apps to:
- inform people how to stay well and look after their health better
- offer reassuring advice and show that you care
- enable people to self-care safely
- help people to avoid and manage crises better, especially while waiting for an appointment
- signpost available sources of support more effectively
Our apps work offline, which means they offer people immediate 24/7 self-help information and support within the comfort and privacy of their mobile phones - especially useful in remote areas with poor reception, or in an emergency (e.g. feeling suicidal, domestic violence).
What we offer
- Free apps: Your communities can download our range of health information apps for free - and at no cost to you. Find out more
- Customised pages: Add customised pages to our apps with local info and links to local support. Learn more about this offer for universities/colleges and NHS organisations/local councils.
- Own-brand apps: Build your own health information app with us and increase your reach. Learn more
Our currently 9 iPhone and Android apps are for organisations wanting to provide easier access to information for people who need support and whose voices aren't always heard, such as:
- Students with physical and mental health issues
- International students
- People with eating disorders
- People who self-harm
- Young carers
- People with bladder or bowel leakage
- People needing support during the coronavirus pandemic
Founded in 2012, we offer:
- Quality: Certified by the Patient Information Forum 'PIF Tick', listed on the NHS Apps Library and Winner of the 2019 British Medical Association 'Patient Information Award' for wellbeing
- Leadership: Led by a practising GP with 20+ years experience of working in the NHS and UK Higher Education and running large multi-partner projects
- One-stop-shop: We build apps, co-create health content and have medical expertise in-house
What others say
"The involvement of experts and professionals in the development of this app [distrACT] is outstanding."
British Medical Association 'Patient Information Award' Committee
"I'm blown away; it's brilliant. Thank you for restoring my faith in human kindness with this non-judgemental app"
User feedback 'distrACT' app
"Accurate and quality app", "a pleasure to work with", "delivered to time and on budget"
Susie Smith, Primary Care Operations and Project Manager
Here's a video review of our Student Health App and distrACT by Dr Tom Micklewright on behalf of ORCHA, the Organisation for the Review of Health and Care Application (both apps have since been redesigned and updated):
Who we work with
We co-create our apps with trusted organisational partners, clients, topic experts and users, including: