The Discover Digital team at the ALLIANCE launched #TryAToolTuesday in September 2023.

The aim of #TryAToolTuesday is to raise awareness of free and trusted apps and resources to help people improve and manage their health and wellbeing.

In 2023, the team shared a free and trusted digital tool that supports health and wellbeing every week on @DHCScot X (formerly Twitter).

We are excited that this initiative will continue into 2024! Don’t worry if you missed #TryAToolTuesday in 2023, here is a roundup of last year’s posts.

  • TellMi – an award-winning app for young people aged 11-25. Where they can anonymously speak about their mental health. More info here.
  • Sleepio – a clinically proven and structured programme to help with Insomnia. More info here.
  • NHS Inform – where you can access trusted health information in Scotland. More info here.
  • Daylight – a clinically proven and structured programme to help manage stress and anxiety. More info here.
  • ALISS – a platform that connects you to services, groups and activities in your area related to health and wellbeing. More info here.
  • Jointly – an app designed by carers by carers. With group messaging and to-do lists, medication lists, calendar and more. More info here.
  • Breathing Space – a free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. More info here.
  • Purple Alert app – a community minded app for people with dementia if they are missing. More info here.
  • My Diabetes My Way – the Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends. More info here.
  • NHS Near Me – a video consulting service that enables people to attend appointments from home or wherever is convenient. More info here.
  • Brothers in Arms Thrive app – is designed to help males aged 18+ manage their mental fitness. More info here. (Please note that this app is no longer available).
  • NHS Mind to Mind – find out how you can improve your mental wellbeing by hearing what others have found helpful. More info here.
  • Alzheimer Scotland app library – a ‘Health Apps Library’ website for people living with dementia, their carers and families.  More info here (please note that this library will be going offline on 8 March 2024).
  • Silvercloud – a structured programme that focuses on supporting your wellbeing, including managing your mental health, resilience, stress and sleep. More info here.

Why not start your year by trying one of the tools and let us know how you get on!

We have also launched #TryAToolTuesday this week on @ALLIANCEScot X (formerly Twitter), Facebook and LinkedIn. So, watch out for many more tools in 2024.

This initiative is part of the Discover Digital project at the ALLIANCE, more information here.

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