In this Health App Library newsletter, we bring you reviews of a mental and emotional wellbeing app, a mindfulness app that offers guided meditation, one that offers strategies to manage stress or anxiety and a new app library category – hearing test apps.
In Health Navigator NZ news, we are delighted to share with you our recently created videos for people with COVID isolating at home, as well as a beautiful easy to use self-management toolkit. We also profile a series of health information videos in New Zealand sign language.
Dr Janine Bycroft
Clinical Director, Health Navigator Charitable Trust
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Hearing test apps
These apps enable users to test their hearing, but must be used with caution.
Buddhify app is a mindfulness app that provides the user with over 200 audio tracks of guided meditations for use in many different situations and environments. The app is suitable for all ages with separate, tailored meditations for children and adults. Find out more.
Groov app provides information, activities and videos about mental and emotional wellbeing. It incorporates a mix of scientifically sound information, personal story videos, and practical advice on practices that can help build resilience and cope with stress. It is not designed to be treatment for significant mental health problems, but to prevent them and help support self-care and wellness. Find out more.
Small Steps comprises tools or strategies which focus on positive thinking and mindfulness to manage stress or anxiety, and help when you’re feeling down. Examples of strategies include deep breathing, active listening, mindful watching, identifying signals, reframing thoughts and balancing mood. In addition users can access resources and information to support them to maintain or improve their wellbeing. Find out more.
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New COVID-19 videos
Health Navigator NZ is delighted to share with you our video series for people with COVID-19 isolating at home:
Designed for and with people living with long-term health conditions (LTCs), the toolkit can be used to describe what is important to the person and their whānau, what they wish to achieve in their lives and how others can best support them in that journey.
Te Kete Haerenga supports people with LTCs to explore who they are as a person and how their LTC affects their quality of life. But, also, it supports them to have those conversations with care providers. Find out more about Te Kete Haerenga.
Health information videos in NZSL
Check out this new series of health information videos in New Zealand Sign Language just released. The 42 videos cover seven essential health topics in detail: chest pain, vaccines, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, asthma, and osteoarthritis. They’ve been created by Platform Trust in partnership with Deafradio and use Health Navigator NZ resources. Find out more.