Technology and Apps for Patients

The following are Apps that patients may find useful. Some of these are free and  some are paid for. Click on the title to access the providers website for more information or to download.

In the rapidly changing world of technology apps may come and  go, so it if you find a particularly helpful one please let us know.

Dietary and healthy eating

Monash FODMAPS

Lets you know which foods are low or high in FODMAPS and also helps with shopping lists  and recipes. This is a paid for app.

Click here to see the Monash video on IBS and the FODMAPS diet.

FoodSwitch

Simply scan a product barcode to find out more about ingredients in packaged food products to help you make healthier choices when shopping. You can change the settings to make an overall healthier choice or to target specific health ingredients such as Salt, Gluten, Fat, Energy or Sugar.  Let’s face it, sometime it can be too hard to give up a particular cherished food, but this app might help you make changes to a healthier alternative brand.

Medication reminders

NPS MedicineWise

This is intended to help with managing your medicines and health info. Lets you set reminders for when to take medicines and attend doctor’s appointments,

Mental health and well being

InsightTimer

Over 11,000 free guided meditations, ambient music, music tracks, talks and courses to assist you explore different ways towards mindfulness, relaxation and better sleep.

myCompass

myCompass is a free online self-help program from the Black Dog Insistute for people with mild to moderate depression, anxiety and stress. It’s also appropriate for people who simply want to build good mental health.

SmilingMind

An app for children and  adults of all ages designed to assist people in dealing with the pressure, stress and challenges of daily life

This way up

Several apps targeting depression, anxiety, panic, social phobia and obsessive compulsive disorder and intended to improve your wellbeing, and start coping better.

This is a paid for app.

the SleepSchool App

Targeted to help improve sleep, tackle insomnia and help wean off sleeping pills. Recommended by psychiatrists. This is a paid for app.

 

For further information on suggested apps, book an appointment with your doctor.

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