Tag: Stigma

Miscarriage Group Supports With ‘Virtual Hugs’

Miscarriage Group Supports With ‘Virtual Hugs’

The cold prevalence data shows that most families are affected in some way by the loss associated with miscarriage. Equally, it seems that most cultures find it hard to talk about. It’s also an issue that the health app industry has sometimes failed to address…

Tourette’s and Coping with COVID-19

Tourette’s and Coping with COVID-19

Tourette’s Mothers Exchange Experience of Coping with COVID-19 The awareness month for Tourette’s Syndrome runs from May 15th – June 15th. Like many other patient groups, the Tourette’s Association of America, has created a range of webinars to support their community during the pandemic.  “My tics…

World Continence Week

World Continence Week

The World Federation of Incontinence Patients (WFIP) is a federation of national patient organisations. Its aim is to create global visibility for incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction and remove any associated stigma and taboos. The Federation organises World Continence Week, this year running from 17-23…

Creating Apps or Games In A Game Jam

Creating Apps or Games In A Game Jam

When at PatientView/myhealthapps we brought clinicians, developers and patients together to identify unmet needs from apps, we knew that getting the right people in the room was key. The same is true of every hackathon and game jam, pooling talents to create a game or…

HIV Apps, Are They Fit for Purpose?

HIV Apps, Are They Fit for Purpose?

Are HIV apps fit for purpose?  A recent study by a team of researchers from University College London and Glasgow Caledonian University looked at over 600 HIV apps to assess their functionality. They also analysed users’ reviews to see if the apps were meeting their…

HIV Apps – Are They Meeting Users Needs?

HIV Apps – Are They Meeting Users Needs?

Are HIV Apps,  smartphone and web meeting the needs of their users?  A team of researchers from University College London and Glasgow Caledonian University recently carried out a review of over 600 HIV apps and online tools. They did this to see if they were…

National Alliance of Mental Illness Free App

National Alliance of Mental Illness Free App

Patient Group Uses App As Reward For Action – National Alliance of Mental Illness The US patient group, National Alliance of Mental Illness, launched a free app to attract and reward people for support for their ongoing campaign against mental health stigma. The patient group used…