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Mental health apps: advice for nurses on which to recommend

With thousands of digital health products on the App store and Google Play, find out how to select an evidence-based, clinically approved one to support patients

With thousands of digital health products on the App store and Google Play, find out how to select an evidence-based, clinically approved one to support patients

The health app marketplace is vast. Healthcare professionals and patients have access to more than 365,000 digital health products via Google Play and Apple’s App store.

Within that, mental health is a fast-growing subject area, with 20,000 mental health apps available and counting.

Finding the right app

As a nurse, choosing an app in that marketplace can feel like a trip to the Wild West. You may like the look and feel of a certain app, but how do you know it is clinically assured? Does it comply with data privacy legislation?

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