Student Health App
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"We recommend that higher education institutions advertise the ESC Student Health App and encourage its use."
(Higher Education Policy Institute Report 'The Invisible problem? Improving students' mental health', pages 9 and 46/47)
What is the student health app?
The Student Health App provides easy access to more than 900 pages of reliable health information - all in one place, even when offline.
Students can use the app to:
- reduce their worries when faced with a harmless health problem
- feel more confident in assessing their physical and mental health issues and know when to seek help
- find and get support at what can be a challenging time
Who is the app app suitable for?
University, college and sixth form students looking for reliable health information.
Why did we create the app?
Students kept telling us that they find googling health topics frustrating, confusing and sometimes even dangerous.
When we spoke with them about possible solutions, they asked us if we could create an easy-to-use mobile app for them with reliable health information and links to available support in one single place. And that's what we did.
How does the app work?
The Student Health App offers plain-talking reassurance, information and advice on more than 125 topics relevant to students.
Topic areas range from first aid and mental health to staying safe at university and accessing health services.
The app can be used offline, so the content is always available.
Who is behind this app?
The content has been created by a team of:
- NHS doctors and other health professionals
- Experts in student health from the University of Bristol Students' Health Service
- Students from a variety of backgrounds
Can I trust this app?
We (Expert Self Care, the app's developer) are led by an experienced NHS GP and Honorary Senior Lecturer and are certified by the NHS England Information Standard as a producer of reliable health information.
The Student Health App:
- has been assessed and approved by NHS Digital and is listed on the NHS Apps Library
- has been reviewed by the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications
- is regularly updated
Can the app be customised for my university?
Yes, we can customise the app for individual universities by adding a page with links to local support.
Once a university has been selected when first using the app, the homescreen then reconfigures to show a university-branded tile with direct access to this page.
The short (21 seconds) video below to shows how it works, using the University of the West of England as an example. ⇒ learn more about customisation
What do other people and organisations say?
"slick and professional"
"the appearance of the app is great and I like the tabs in the home page with all the topics"
"very clear and easy to understand"
"very well written and easy to use"
"I would recommend this to my friends. I think everyone should have access to quick medical info and this app helps with that!"
(from student user feedback)
"There has never been a more crucial time for students to have access to reliable, safe, relevant health information. Students need to be able to access credible help fast. The Student Health App provides all of this, on a wide range of topics, from mental and sexual health through to emergencies and travel. They shouldn't leave home without it."
(Dr Dominique Thompson, National Student Health Expert)