Health-focused smartphone apps can help you better manage health conditions and keep track of records and reminders.

Here’s a selection of 9 health apps you might be interested in looking into:

Brainy App

Raising awareness of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, Brainy App helps to change people’s behaviour. This app is based on the principle that having a healthy brain and heart can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. It requires users to log activities throughout the day and awards points.

https://brainyapp.com.au/

VacciDate

A useful tool to manage your child’s vaccination schedule in Queensland – for children up to 4 years of age. Receive reminders before the next vaccination is due.

http://vaccinate.initiatives.qld.gov.au/vaccidate/

Squeezy

Squeezy App offers exercises to help females strengthen pelvic floor muscles and help prevent bladder and bowel problems. A great app to use during and after pregnancy.

http://www.squeezyapp.co.uk/

Catch my pain

An intelligent pain diary app to help keep a detailed record of pain, including the type of pain, date, duration, treatment, medication taken and the ability to draw the location of pain on the body. Pain sufferers can share with others experiencing similar types of pain and show the records to their GP to help with treatment.

https://www.catchmypain.com/

Migraine Buddy

Migraine Buddy app helps those suffering from migraines to easily keep a record of their migraine history, helping to identify headache triggers and trial different treatment options.

http://www.migrainebuddy.com/

7 cups of tea

Not just an app but also a website designed for those suffering from mental health issues who don’t have the time or money to see a counsellor. Free, anonymous, confidential chats are available with trained listeners, online therapists and counsellors. Videos, self-help guides and self-care activities are also available free on the site.

http://www.7cups.com/member/BecomeMember.php

Daisy

Daisy App connects women around Australia to various support services. It’s also an online counselling service for people who are experiencing or are at risk of family violence or sexual assault, including family, friends and frontline workers.

https://www.1800respect.org.au/daisy/

My Quit Buddy

My Quit Buddy is a personalised app to help you quit smoking. Set your goals, chat within a community forum about your journey, get distraction tips and program in your danger times. When your ‘danger time’ hits, the app will provide a reminder of why you chose to quit or offer games to distract you.

http://www.quitnow.gov.au/internet/quitnow/publishing.nsf/Content/quit-buddy

Express Plus Medicare

You can do business with Medicare on your mobile device. View your claim history, update your address and bank details, request a new card, view your safety net balance and much more.

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/express-plus-mobile-apps

 

This list is just a drop in the ocean in terms of all the health apps available. For information on more health apps, take a look at  http://www.healthdirect.gov.au/health-and-wellbeing-apps.