Apps and Online Tools
Test and Protect
Help Scotland keep the spread of coronavirus under control by downloading and using the free Protect Scotland app from NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect service.
Anticipatory care planning
If you have a long term health condition, making an anticipatory care plan can help you get back in control over what's important to you. Anticipatory care planning (ACP) means that health and care practitioners work with people and their carers to ensure that the right thing is done at the right time by the right person.
Worry Box (age 6-16 yrs)
This app serves as a journal for children and adolescents to record their worrisome thoughts. Steps are then identified in managing the worry.
Positive Penguins (age 9-11yrs)
PP is a resilience building app for children aged 9-11yrs. Helps children to understand their thoughts and feelings and what to do when feeling anxious. Includes simple 5 minute graded and guided relaxation exercises.
SAM (Self Help for Anxiety Management) (Age 12 yrs +)
This app provides self-help techniques to help manage overall anxiety. Track anxiety levels, triggers, and build a personal tool kit in the app. It also provides interactive guidance for practicing self-help and a closed social community to engage with others. If you’re looking for holistic snapshot of your anxiety and how to cope with it, this may be the app for you.
Headspace (age 12yrs+)
Meditation app. Learn to relax. 10mins free for 10 days then small subscription.
Safespot (age 6-12 yrs)
Downloadable app (android and IOS) developed by a child psychiatrist who used to work in FV. Promotes mental wellbeing by teaching coping skills.
Telecare Self-Check Online Tool
This is an easy to use online tool that allows you to find helpful information on telecare services in your area that could help you live independently at home for longer. The tool asks 6 – 12 questions and will take about 5 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the tool you will be given useful information relating to your answers.
NHS 24 Coronavirus (COVID-19) app
NHS 24 has developed the Covid-19 app to put your healthcare in your hand. It links directly to NHS inform, our digital health and wellbeing information resource, to bring you: NHS 24 coronavirus app home screen very latest in clear, authoritative and factual clinical guidance on coronavirus, instant alerts when key information changes or is updated. The steps you should take to minimise the risk of infection an easy-to-use symptom checker advice if you have a potential infection.
NHS 24 MSK Help app
The NHS 24 MSK Help app was developed with the help of Scottish patients, doctors, MSK therapists, pharmacists and employment services. The information contained in this app is linked to muscle, bone and joint self-management information on NHS inform.
The app is free to use and has been designed to help people track their own recovery journeys and achieve their personal goals. The app has been developed with people at different stages of recovery and is based on their ideas and feedback.
BabyCentre® reaches more than 45 million mums globally each month in nine different languages, including eight in 10 new and expecting mums online in the UK.
Baby Buddy App
Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.
One You Drink Free Days
Make a pledge to take a few days off and you’re more likely to follow it through and reach your goals. Drink Free Days is for people who like a drink but want some support in tracking and cutting down on the booze. Understand more about your current drinking and risk levels as it common for people to underestimate how much they drink.
Drinkaware Online Tools & Apps
Drinkaware's range of online tools can help you understand your drinking, track your drinks and change your habits.