BSF launches mobile app for young people affected by a brain injury
The Brain & Spine Foundation is pleased to announce, during Brain Awareness Week, the launch of My Brain and Me – an app for young people with acquired brain injury (ABI).
Every 30 minutes a young person will acquire a brain injury as a result of an accident, illness, poisoning or brain tumour*. Brain injuries may have life-long impact on children and young people and their families. ABIs affect children both physically and cognitively however each brain injury is unique and therefore individuals will experience different practical and emotional needs.
To help children and young people manage their ABI and their individual needs, My Brain and Me works as a mood diary and information resource. Users can keep in touch with how they’re feeling by logging their entries in the diary under the section ‘Mood’. The app also provides tips for children for when they are feeling down or anxious. In the ‘Brain’ section, users will be able to learn about the different parts of the brain and how they affect day-to-day life.
Users can also access the ‘Friends’ section where contacts and emergency phone numbers are saved. The app comes with saved numbers of charities and organisations that can help support children with ABI and users can add to the section by saving their own emergency contacts.
The app is free and available to download for iOS devices on App Store and for Android on Google Play on the links below. For more information on the app, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Statistic from Child Brain Injury Trust