In just a few short years, smart mobile devices have become indispensable tools for clinicians and their patients. DVA has a growing number of digital health tools to assist veterans to self-manage their mental health and for clinicians to use as an adjunct to treatment. All DVA apps are free to download from the iOS App Store or Google Play.
Veteran Mental Health Consultation Companion is designed to make life easier for a clinician. Quickly navigate to interactive assessment and outcome tools, print or email the results including interpretations, access and print patient handouts – all during a consultation using a tablet device.
The new Operation Life mobile application is designed to help those at risk deal with suicidal thoughts and is recommended to be used with the support of a clinician. The app provides on-the-go access to relevant emergency and professional support and self-help tools to help users regain control, keep calm and take action to stay safe. The app also contains web links to relevant online resources, including information on suicide awareness, prevention training and counselling.
The app complements the Operation Life Online website which will help you understand the warning signs of suicide and provide information and resources to help keep your patients safe from suicide. Help is also available for those bereaved by suicide.
The supporting Clinicians Guide provides an overview of the app and a step-by-step guide to help you set-up and use the app with your client. The Clinician's Guide is available for Android or iOS users.
The app is available free from the App Store or Google Play.
Note: some features of this app may not be accessible on earlier model iOS and Android phones.
PTSD Coach Australia can be used in combination with evidence-based therapies for PTSD to tailor self-management and recovery options, including scheduling the use of particular CBT tools, activities and clinical appointments. Patients can send the results of a PTSD self-assessment to their nominated health professional.
Find out more about PTSD Coach Australia and where to download.
ON TRACK with The Right Mix records alcohol consumption and summarises the impact on wellbeing, fitness and budget – key motivators for young serving and ex-serving ADF personnel. Clinicians can use On Track as a ‘real-time’ drinks diary, with data emailed to monitor compliance and track progress over time. Data collected by the app includes the date and length of their drinking session, number, type and cost of drinks consumed.
Find out more about ON TRACK with The Right Mix and where to download.
High Res (High Resilience) is designed to give serving and ex-serving ADF personnel CBT tools to manage stress in real time and build their psychological resilience over time. High Res can also be used in conjunction with treatment. Clinicians can prescribe the use of particular CBT tools and schedule their use to progress a treatment plan.
Find out more about High Res and where to download.