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Health and wellbeing apps

Asthma App

Asthma App

By Asthma Australia

This app is an educational tool developed by Asthma Australia for people with asthma and their families and carers.

It provides easy access to information and resources about asthma topics and clinical guidelines.

The Asthma App is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store – Asthma App.

BeyondNow

By beyondblue

If you or someone close to you is experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, having a safety plan can help you get through the tough moments.

Convenient and confidential, BeyondNow app puts your safety plan in your pocket so you can access and edit it at any time.

The BeyondNow app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - BeyondNow and the Google play store - BeyondNow.

The Check-in

By beyondblue

The Check-in app, designed by beyondblue and Two Bulls, was created to help take the fear out of having a conversation with a friend who might be struggling.

The app provides tips and advice from young people who have been through these conversations with friends. It also provides links to a range of online and phone services in Australia.

The Check-in app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - Check-in and the Google play store - Check-in.

Children with Autism & Disability – a parent guide

By Raising Children Network

Children with Autism & Disability – a parent guide, designed by Raising Children Network, provides parents with information that is useful before and after a diagnosis.

Raising Children Network has tools and tips that help parents prepare for birth, find local services, build positive family relationships and understand what’s happening for children with disability.

Children with Autism & Disability – a parent guide is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - Children with Autism & Disability – a parent guide and the Google play store - Children with Autism & Disability – a parent guide.

Cot-to-Bed Safety

By SIDS and Kids

Cot-to-Bed Safety, designed by SIDS and Kids, provides vital information to mothers, carers and health care professionals on when to move a child out of a cot and into an adult bed.

The app provides information in five different languages including English, Hindi, Chinese, Arabic and Vietnamese.

The SIDS and Kids Cot-to-Bed Safety app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - Cot-to-Bed Safety and the Google play store - Cot-to-Bed Safety.

healthdirect app

By Healthdirect Australia

The new healthdirect app is Australia’s free health app that helps you make informed decisions about your health.

You can use the app to check your symptoms with the healthdirect Symptom Checker, find a health service when and where you need it and search for trusted health information.

The healthdirect app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - healthdirect app and the Google play store - healthdirect app.

High Res

By The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)

High Res, designed by DVA, assists serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel manage immediate responses to stress and help build resilience.

The app offers a range of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tools, based on the Department of Defence’s BattleSMART program.

High Res app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - High Res and the Google play store - High Res.

National Public Toilet Map

By Department of Health

National Public Toilet Map, designed by the Department of Health, shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia.

The National Public Toilet Map iPhone Application improves the independence and quality of life for Australians who are affected by incontinence.

National Public Toilet Map app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - National Public Toilet Map.

On Track with The Right Mix

By Department of Veterans’ Affairs

On Track with The Right Mix, designed by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, helps you keep track of your drinking over time to understand the impact it has on your health in both the short and long term.

The app calculates a wellbeing score based on a theoretical blood alcohol concentration.

On Track with The Right Mix is a free app can and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - On Track with The Right Mix and Google Store - On Track with The Right Mix.

OzHealth

By Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

The OzHealth app is a condensed version of the 13th biennial health report of the AIHW, the most comprehensive source of national statistics from the health of all Australians.

The app allows you to compile a list of your favourites facts for future reference. It also contains a glossary and a quiz to test your knowledge.

OzHealth is a free app and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - OzHealth.

Pelvic Floor First

By Continence Foundation of Australia

Stay safe while staying in shape with the Pelvic Floor First fitness app. This app allows people of all fitness levels and pelvic floor function to undertake pelvic floor safe workouts. It also teaches you how to exercise your pelvic floor muscles to maintain or improve bladder control.

The app is based from the Continence Foundation of Australia’s Pelvic Floor First website.

Pelvic Floor First is a free app and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - Pelvic Floor First and Google Store - Pelvic Floor First.

My QuitBuddy

By QuitNow

My QuitBuddy is a personalised app to help you get, and stay, smoke free.

You can track your quitting progress, such as days smoke-free, cigarettes avoided and dollars saved and gain motivation with the support from thousands of other people quitting through with the community board.

My QuitBuddy is a free app and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - My QuitBuddy, Google Store - My QuitBuddy and Windows Store - My QuitBuddy.

Quit for You - Quit for Two

By QuitNow

If you're pregnant or planning to be, 'Quit for You - Quit for Two' is a fun and really practical way to quit and give up smoking for the health of you and your baby.

The app will take your mind off the cravings and distracts you when you feel the urge to light up. You can even personalise the app so that you get daily reminders and words of encouragement.

Quit for You - Quit for Two is a free app and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - Quit for You - Quit for Two and Google Store - Quit for You - Quit for Two.

Recharge

By ReachOut Australia

Recharge is an app by ReachOut which offers a personalised six week program that's focused on improving mood, energy and wellbeing by putting in place good sleep/wake patterns.

The app provides helpful tips on sleep and wellbeing and helps you track your mood and energy levels with daily reports.

Recharge is a free app and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - Recharge.

Rise & Recharge

By Baker IDI

Rise & Recharge was developed by Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute after research demonstrated the link between sitting for long periods with a number of health concerns.

The app, produced in collaboration with Vodafone Australia, is designed to break up your day by helping you to sit less and move more.

Rise & Recharge is a free app and can be downloaded from the Google play store – Rise & Recharge.

ReachOut Breathe

By ReachOut Australia

The ReachOut Breathe app, designed by ReachOut Australia, was created to help you reduce the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety by slowing down your breathing and your heart rate.

ReachOut Breathe helps you to control your breath and measures your heart rate in real-time using the camera in your phone.

The ReachOut Breathe app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - ReachOut Breathe.

Save The Date

By NSW Ministry of Health

As part of an immunisation awareness campaign NSW Health is making it easier for parents to ensure their children are fully immunised on time with “Save the date” phone app.

The app calculates the next immunisation due date and send a series of reminders to prompt the parent to call their GP to schedule an appointment for each immunisation.

Save The Date is a free app and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - Save The Date and Google Store - Save The Date.

What Were We Thinking!

By Jean Hailes Foundation

The What Were We Thinking! app is your expert guide to parenting, and will help you build confidence in the first 6 months of your baby’s life.

Learn ways to manage crying, how to settle and wrap your baby and how to tackle the difficult conversations and the changes that come with being a parent.

The What Were We Thinking! app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - What Were We Thinking!.

Who Cares?

By Carers NSW

The Who Cares? app is a tool to help people aged 25 years or under who are helping out or caring for a family member or friend.

The app will help get you the support you need, as well as allow you to share your stories with real young carers from all over NSW.

The Who Cares? app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store - Who Cares? and Who Cares? - Google Play Store.

Last reviewed: August 2016

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