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Armed Forces Week

In Sussex there are an estimated 130,000 military veterans. At SCFT we recognise that there are unique health needs relating to military service. If you, a friend, or family member have served in the armed forces, we invite you to explore the apps on this carousel which aim to support the health and wellbeing of veterans, alongside other NHS services. They may not all be right for you so if you have any questions, please discuss with your health professional or browse the wider library of assured apps.





Samaritans Veterans

The Samaritans Veterans app provides UK military Service Leavers and Veterans with emotional health and wellbeing information, guidance and resources. Samaritans Veterans is designed to give you the tools to identify and navigate the emotional health challenges that can be experienced when transitioning out of the military and in your life beyond the Forces.

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Samaritans Veterans

Mental Health

Utilities/ Administration


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

67%

Level 2

Strategic Breathing

Strategic Breathing, Max Strom’s App is specifically designed for individuals in high stress / low margin for error professions or situations, and those suffering from PTSD such as military personnel and first responders.
This App contains:

  • Breathing technique tutorial.
  • Talk on how breathing and emotions are deeply connected.
  • Standing breathing evolutions ranging from 5 to 30 minutes.
  • Seated breathing evolutions ranging from 5 to 30 minutes.
  • Deep relaxation practice to prepare for sleep.
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Strategic Breathing

Mental Health


In App Purchases

Apple iOS

75%

Level 2

NHS Quit Smoking

NHS Quit Smoking app is a 28-day guide to help you stop smoking.
This app lets you:

  • Complete tasks that can help you beat your cravings and focus on your goals.
  • Get daily messages of support and advice.
  • Track how many days you have had without a cigarette and how much money you have saved.
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NHS Quit Smoking

Healthy Living


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

72%

Level 2

Android

72%

Level 2

NHS Active 10 Walking Tracker

You use NHS Active 10 Walking Tracker by tapping on the app when you want to go for a walk, and putting your phone in your pocket. The app works by using the sensors in your smartphone.

The app will count your steps, including how fast you walk. When you do 10 minutes of fast walking, the app will reward you with a badge.

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NHS Active 10 Walking Tracker

Healthy Living

Respiratory


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

78%

Level 2

Android

77%

Level 2

Smiling Mind: Meditation App

Being mindful and practicing meditations can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit your emotional fitness and resilience.

Developed by mental health experts, Smiling Mind is a free app that introduces you to mindfulness and meditation, to achieve your goals, including reducing stress, improving relationships, support good sleep, or concentration. It lets you:

  • Understand what mindfulness is and how to practice it.
  • Be guided through meditations to help achieve your goals.
  • Track your progress.
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Smiling Mind: Meditation App

Healthy Living

Mental Health


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

78%

Level 2

Android

78%

Level 2

Sleepful

Sleepful works by providing you with an 8 step guide that includes thinking about how you sleep and what can help you sleep better. You can watch videos or read about how to sleep better, keep track of how well you are sleeping in a diary and listen to recordings to help you relax.

Sleepful uses a type of therapy called cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) to help you understand how your thoughts, feelings and surroundings can affect your sleep.

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Sleepful

Healthy Living

Mental Health


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

65%

Level 2

Android

65%

Level 2

Smart 5 a day

Smart-5-a-Day is a tool to promote healthier eating and monitor your progress. The app allows you to:

  • Monitor your daily 5-a-day intake.
  • View Historical data of your intake.
  • Sync your data between devices, meaning that you are always up-to-date.
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Smart 5-A-Day

Healthy Living

Utilities/ Administration


Entirely Free

Android

76%

Level 2

DrinksRation

Do you currently, or have you served in the Armed Forces? Is it time to feel better and save money by drinking less alcohol? If so, DrinksRation can help. With DrinksRation, you can:

  • Track the units and calories in your drinks.
  • Log low alcohol drinks and learn more about the health benefits of cutting down.
  • Set goals to support you in drinking less alcohol.
  • Feel supported with regular and personalised feedback via notifications.
  • Visualise your drinking behaviours and identify difficult periods.
  • Support research by allowing access to Apple Health data.
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DrinksRation

Healthy Living

Mental Health


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

82%

Level 2

Android

82%

Level 2

Sussex Community Health App Library

See more health apps

Our health app library only contains compliant health apps, so we can be sure that the ones we recommend meet digital and clinical safety standards. You can visit the app library at sussex.orchahealth.com Please be assured we do not expect apps or the library to replace any services you may be using, but rather to complement them.