This is an update of a number of new products and services that have recently come to our attention and we think may be helpful for some people. There may be other similar products and services available.
The Emergency+ app is a free app developed by Australia’s emergency services and their Government and industry partners. The app uses GPS functionality built into smart phones to help a Triple Zero (000) caller provide critical location details required to mobilise emergency services.
Kids will learn about how to deal confidently with and get help in an emergency, by playing games and solving problems. They’ll learn about safety messages and hear what happens when you call Triple Zero (000). Along the way they will meet the “Zeros” as they are guided step by step through the game.
Stress and anxiety
Smiling Mind (Free)
Offers a unique web and app-based tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives. With programs are designed to assist people in dealing with the pressure, stress and challenges of daily life. They offer programs for:
- Children of all ages
- Mindfulness in Education
- Mindfulness in the Workplace
Headspace is the simple way to reframe stress. Sleep trouble? Meditation creates the ideal conditions for a good night’s rest. Relax with guided meditations and mindfulness techniques that bring calm, wellness and balance to your life in just a few minutes a day.
Stress, anxiety, and depression can get in the way of you living your life. Pacifica gives you psychologist-designed tools to address them based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness meditation, relaxation, and mood/health tracking.
Helps coaches and parents recognise whether an individual is exhibiting/reporting the signs and symptoms of a suspected concussion. In less than 5 minutes, the app allows a coach or parent to respond quickly to determine whether to remove the child from play and the need for further medical examination.
BrainKit TaskPlanner ™ (Free)
Helps guide those with prospective memory difficulties along their path toward recovery. Through an easy-to-use interface, the planner allows users and/or caregivers to define daily tasks, breaking them down into individual, simple steps. It then guides the user, step-by-step, as they perform these tasks in real time.
MedAdvisor is revolutionary software that puts a virtual pharmacist, ‘Pharmacist Phil’ on your smart phone, tablet or PC. MedAdvisor connects with your local pharmacy to help you take medication safely, effectively and on-time. Plus it’s entirely FREE.
This is a new product designed to make it safer for people who have falls and drop attacks. The Drop Support harness is a unique, upper body harness that wraps around the user’s waist, chest and torso, with an attached central handle running the length of the torso. The support handle is a point of contact between the user of the harness and the person assisting the user
For 30% discount (Australian users) use the Promo Code: DROP30
For more information click here.
New mums. MumSpace is Australia’s new one-stop website supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of pregnant women, new mums and their families. MumSpace is designed to connect you quickly with the level of support you need, from advice and support in the transition to parenthood, to effective online treatment programs for perinatal depression and anxiety. The resources on MumSpace will help you ‘step-up’ to whichever level of support suits you best. MumSpace is also a resource for your healthcare professional.
Wonder Moms. Wonder Moms is a project by three moms to share real talk, helpful information, and practical advice with parents of kids who have intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, language and speech delays, deafness, chronic illness, and traumatic brain injury.
Foetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome NZ are holding a “Meeting of the Minds” conference on 24-25 January 2019.
With the medical knowledge versus the reality of living with foetal anticonvulsant syndrome (FACS), it is time that there is a meeting of the minds. Together, working collaboratively, there can be a reduction of FACS, and for those already affected the opportunity to assist and empower them to reach their full potential. It is about collaboration, a holistic approach, equal partnership conversations, informed consent, and making a positive change. Everyone’s voice is valid.
If you are interested in attending or speaking click here.