An app for young people (17 years and older), with general information and advice about self-harm.
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What does the app do?
This app is for young people, 17 years and older, who are concerned about self-harming. The app is specifically aimed at young people living in the UK but there are many features that are applicable to young people living in New Zealand. For example, the following sections may be helpful:
- About self harm has information about what self-harm is, myths and facts, warning signs, dangers, etc.
- Self-help has information on how to identify your needs, manage the urge to self-harm and safer alternatives to self-harm.
- Support has tips and suggestions on how to get support and speak with family and friends.
- Chill zone has a variety of resources to help you feel relaxed and inspired, with the aim of giving you a different perspective on things. Examples of resources are poems, quotes, music, movie and videos.
- Emergency has information on first aid and what to do in an emergency.
Note: The local support feature is not applicable to New Zealand users. It has links to local support in the UK.
✔ A large amount of practical tips.
|✘ None of the video links appear to be working.
✘ The external links use the in-app web browser, which is very buggy and this renders most of the links unusable. The user is not able to open the links in a normal browser.
✘ Many links are broken.
✘ Last updated 2 years prior to review. They had planned to review the app in July 2018 which has not happened.
✘ There are some important omissions:
Date of review: September 2019
Platform reviewed: Android
Download size: 83 MB
Updated on: 29 October 2017
This app has been reviewed by other independent websites.
- Vieira AM, Lewis SP. Mobile apps for self-injury: a content analysis. Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2018 May;21(5):333-337.
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