Launch of the distrACT app: an app to help people who self-harm

Date: 30 November 2017
Time: 5:30pm - 7pm
Cost: Free

The distrACT app provides easy, quick and discreet access to general health information and advice about self-harm. While the app is mainly aimed at young people, it will be useful to people of any age who are considering or already self-harm, their families and other people who provide support.

distrACT has been created by practising medical doctors together with young adults and experts in self-harm and suicide prevention. It is a wide collaboration between Expert Self Care Ltd, Bristol Health Partners and the Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT), Self-Injury Support, Self-Injury Self Help, Bristol hospitals and universities, as well as other local and national organisations.

At the launch event we will be demonstrating distrACT and exploring the context of self-harm and suicide prevention both locally and nationally.

Speakers include:

  • Sal Ball, Support Service Manager for Self Injury Support
  • Jack Payne, Bristol Youth Mayor
  • Dr Knut Schroeder, GP and founder of Expert Self-Care
  • Dr Dominique Thompson, GP and young people‚Äôs mental health expert
  • Salena Williams, Psychiatric Liaison Nurse at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

The app is available at both the App Store and Google Play - there are links on the distrACT web page.

Expert Self Care Ltd is a UK Social Enterprise certified by the NHS England Information Standard as a provider of reliable health information.

Event address: Bristol Energy Hub
1 Canon's Road
The Waterfront
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