Autism East Midlands service users have been benefiting from a new mobile phone app which provides personalised support to help them become more independent.
The app, called ‘Brain in Hand’, is specifically designed for people with autism, anxiety, mild or moderate mentail illness or those recovering from a brain injury.
It is designed to help users to live more independently at home and be more effective in education or the workplace.
Features include instant access to pre-planned coping strategies, a diary to help structure time and “recipes” for difficult to remember tasks, a monitor to track anxiety levels and a system to request support if things don’t go to plan.
Service user, Luke Hemstock, said: “I have a Brain in hand phone and it’s helped me to control my anxieties and stress. It has really helped me control my anger for the problems I face and I’ve got much better ever since using it.”
Jane Howson, CEO, Autism East Midlands, said: “As a parent-led charity, we are totally committed to providing individuals and their families with the support they need to live their lives to the full, throughout their lives. Brain in Hand can increase such personalisation and targeting of individual care.” The results seen by the Brain in Hand programme has led to a further roll-out of the technology at the charity.
It is currently rolling the technology out across all of its service areas.
For more information visit http://braininhand.co.uk.