New app aims to tackle mental health problems in the UK

A new app launched yesterday in Bristol aims to support people of all ages struggling  with mental health issues. 

With suicide and mental health problems at a all-time high in the UK, the disTRACT app aims to provide people with easy access to information and suicide prevention resources.

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The disTRACT app offers easy access to mental health help and information. (Figures from Samaritans

The app provides a discreet way of accessing information for people suffering from mental health problems who often find it hard to communicate the issues.

Director of UK charity Self-Injury support said: “I think the app can help people understand why they are using self injury and then they are better equipped to talk to someone in ‘real life.'”
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One of Bristol’s youth mayors, Jack Payne, added: “It’s great that the new disTRACT app can offer easy access to support and guidance when it’s needed most – discreetly and sensitively.”

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