Apps and tools to help and support you
The Vinehealth app is designed to support people going through cancer who want to be in control of their care. We help you understand your daily well-being and better manage your progress through cancer care - using thoughtful technology to make things a little less complicated. Log your medications, symptoms, side-effects and how well you’re coping with your treatments.
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Careology is an app that supports people with cancer to monitor and manage their health. Many people find managing their cancer treatment complicated and confusing. So the aim of the app is to help people feel more in control of their care while they are having their treatment.
The personal information used in the app can also be shared with a person’s family, friends or medical team if they choose to do so. Click the careology logo for more information.
Breast Cancer Now's Becca app provides specialist support to help you live with, through and beyond breast cancer. Easy-to-use flashcards give information, support and inspiration to anyone struggling to find their "new normal" following diagnosis.
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The Untire app is a step-by-step programme to help reduce cancer-related fatigue and address the things that may be causing it. The app uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques and physical exercise to help people manage fatigue. It is self-guided, so you can decide in which order and at what pace you want to do the programme.
Untire has been developed by Tired of Cancer, a Dutch social enterprise. The service is approved by the NHS and features in the NHS Apps Library.
My Possible Self is an app that teaches people coping techniques to help reduce anxiety, stress and low mood. The aim is to make people feel happier and more able to deal with the challenges they face.
My Possible Self features information to help people learn how to improve their thoughts, feelings and behaviour using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques. It has been designed to reduce stress, anxious feelings and low mood within eight weeks.
It is not a cancer-specific service, but people living with cancer may benefit from using it.
This app is approved by the NHS and features in the NHS Apps Library.
Be Mindful is an online course that uses mindfulness techniques like meditation, breathing exercises and stretching, along with cognitive therapy to help people explore and change unhelpful patterns of behavior.
The course teaches people more effective ways of dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. The aim is to break the pattern of negative thoughts and feelings these produce. Doing this helps to maintain and improve people's well-being and quality of life. It is not a cancer specific service, but may benefit a person living with cancer.
Be Mindful is provided by Wellmind Health. It is approved by the NHS and features in the NHS Apps Library
The Stress and Anxiety companion
The Stress and Anxiety Companion app is for people experiencing mild to moderate anxiety or stress. The app is not a cancer-specific service, but may benefit a person living with cancer.
The app can reduce the impact of everyday stress and anxiety by helping people change the way they think and feel about things.
The app uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, breathing exercises, relaxing music and games to help people identify things causing them to feel anxious or stressed so they can replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
The Stress and Anxiety Companion app has been developed by Companion Apps Limited. The service is approved by the NHS and features in the NHS Apps Library.
The Velindre Mindfulness App Created by the Psychology and Occupational Therapy teams at Velindre Cancer Centre, Wales, this guided mindfulness and relaxation app is aimed at improving mental health and wellbeing and can be used before, during or after treatment. Price: Free Download on the App Store and Google Play Visit: http://www.velindre-tr.wales.nhs.uk/news/50986
My Cancer Coach App My Cancer Coach provides information about personalised breast, prostate, and colon cancer treatment options to help manage your cancer care.
Price: Free Download on the App Store and Google Play Visit: https://www.mycancercoachapp.org/
OWise breast cancer Use the OWise breast cancer app to keep track of your treatment and your wellbeing. Record fatigue, appetite, pain and other health facts to spot trends and help improve your care. You can also record conversations with your doctor to listen back to in your own time. Price: Free Download on the App Store and Google Play Visit: https://www.owise.uk
Miiskin Miiskin helps you track any changes in your skin and moles. Take photos over time and compare them side by side to spot any changes. Miiskin sends you reminders and gives you information about the types of things to look for. Miiskin does NOT try to diagnose skin cancer. Price: Free Download on the App Store and Google Play Visit: https://miiskin.com/
MoleCare MoleCare is designed to help you look after your skin. You can use it to check and compare your moles and assess the health of your skin. MoleCare aims to raise awareness about skin health. Speak to a GP as well as using this app if you are worried about your skin or a mole. Download on the App Store Visit: https://www.twoay.co.uk/
Macmillan Cancer Support
Has a list of services you may find helpful
please click the Macmillan Cancer Support logo for more information.
NHS Approved apps
Find NHS approved apps and online tools to help you manage your health and wellbeing.
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more information at https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/
NHS-approved Cancer Apps