The distrACT app, developed in collaboration with the Bristol Health Partners' Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT), has won the British Medical Association Patient Information Award for wellbeing.
11th September 2019
The distrACT app, developed in collaboration with the Bristol Health Partners’ Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT),
has won the British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Award for
wellbeing. The BMA Awards encourage the production, dissemination and
evaluation of patient information materials that are accessible, evidence-based
and well-designed – and that support patients as active participants in
decisions about their care.
distrACT app gives people who self-harm and may feel suicidal quick, easy and
discreet access to information and advice, so they can manage difficult
feelings, cope with a crisis adn find help and support.
The Awards Committee
“This is a very well-researched and put together application for
people at risk of self-harm and suicide, which offers a lot of information and
support in a simple and effective format. The information, for example in the
section on physical self-harm, is written in a neutral and non-judgemental tone
and is structed around questions the user may be asking.
“A wide range of health
professionals has been involved in the development of this app, from academics
to front-line clinicians. These include clinical professionals with expertise
in information technology in healthcare, and individuals working directly with
people who self-harm. The involvement of experts and professionals in the
development of this app is outstanding.”
The distrACT app is certified by the NHS England Information Standard and listed on the NHS Apps