These apps have been designed to assist Veterans
The below Apps have been designed for not only Veterans but their families as well. If you click on the respected brand logo that will take you to their website and you also have the direct links available to download these apps straight onto your android or apple devices.
With the Skilled Athlete App, you can start tracking your program, workouts and meals, measuring results, and smashing your fitness goals. Download the app today!
Equipt is a free health, wellbeing, and sleep app developed with input from members and leading health professionals. It is designed for current and former sworn officers, police employees and their families.
Equipt will help strengthen your physical, emotional and social wellbeing. It will also put you in touch with help and support if you need it.
Equipt helps you:
• Develop healthy and sustainable lifestyle practices that enhance resilience
• Manage stressful situations, including distressing moods and thoughts
• Measure and track your wellbeing over time
• Plan for and take action to be well
• Get support when you need it
• Adapt better to shift work, by improving your on shift alertness and post-shift sleep
• Track your work schedule and overtime
Equipt was developed by The Police Association Victoria and Victoria Police and includes information specific to all jurisdictions in Australia and New Zealand.
Operation Life APP
The free companion Operation Life app is designed to help those at risk deal with suicidal thoughts with the support of a clinician. Available to download free from the App Store and Google Play
REDSIX is aimed at helping lower the growing suicide rate amongst the veteran community
Getting those who are feeling down, out of their current environment for a while or networking with other defence members is a great way to see what other options are available to you, how others deal & treat illnesses or injuries occurred while serving & also become more aware of services or programs readily available in your area.
Talking to someone who has experienced acts of military conflict is a lot easier than talking to someone who hasn’t.
PTSD Coach Australia APP
- Reliable information on PTSD and treatments that work.
- Tools for screening and tracking your symptoms.
- A scheduler that allows you to manage all your self-care, health appointments and activities.
- Convenient, easy-to-use skills to help you handle stress symptoms.
- Direct links to support and help.
- Designed specifically for ex and current serving ADF personnel.
- Always with you when you need it.
On Track App
Manage alcohol consumption
The app will help you manage your alcohol consumption by tracking the number and type of drinks consumed and calculating the amount of money spent. You can find out how much exercise is needed to burn off the kilojoules consumed and review the impact this has on your wellbeing and fitness.
- Track your drinking and spending in real time or add drinks to previous sessions
- Set a budget for a night out and get a reminder when you’ve reached your budget
- Learn how much exercise you need to do to burn off the alcohol you’ve consumed
- Get a personalised wellbeing score based on the amount you drink
- Track your drinking, wellbeing and spending through weekly and monthly graphs
- Find out where to get professional help if alcohol is impacting on your daily life
- Email your ON TRACK drinking history to yourself or a health clinician
The alcohol consumption data collected by the app can be shared with The Right Mix website. This data can then be compared against personal goals set up as part of the self-help action plan component in the website.
High Res APP
Our instinctive response to a stressful situation may not always be the best one. The High res app will help guide you through.
High Res can assist serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their families to manage the daily stresses of military life, deployment, transition to civilian life and life post-service.
Test, adjust and optimise
Test your physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural reactions to stress and adjust your response in real time by using the stress management tools in the app.
Optimise your performance and build your psychological resilience and mental fitness with regular resilience training.
The app is a companion to the High Res website. Features include:
- Interactive, easy-to-use tools that you can access on the go such as Controlled Breathing, Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Thought Stopping.
- A scheduler that allows you to set goals to practice the tools regularly.
- A resilience self-assessment that can help you keep track of your progress over time.
Swiss 8 is a health promotion charity, founded by Australian Combat Veterans. Our core focus is building digital interventions to adjustment disorder, anxiety and depression. The Swiss 8 app gives users the tools to build a routine around 8 pillars of health and lifestyle. In turn reducing anxiety and helping them become more focused, motivated and ready to excel at life.
The 8 core principles, Fitness, Nutrition, Mindfulness, Sleep, Minimalism, Time management, Personal growth, and Discipline have all been proven to reduce anxiety and increase positive outlook in their own respective studies.
Swiss 8 combines these principles into a holistic model and teaches the users to incorporate them into a daily routine.The Fitness principles will provide the user with a personal workout program. Days per week, style of training, skill level and intensity will all be customised to suit the users principle specific goals. The programming will be laid out on the scheduling calendar to assist the user in maintaining routine. Gamification and progress tracking will ensure the user stays motivated and personally accountable for their own success.
All principles will follow this structure. They will also have progressive challenges to keep users interested and to provide competition within groups and workplaces.
Army Resilience APP
The Resilience App improves awareness of resilience and provides ready access to resilience information and tools. The Resilience App helps to improve individual resilience in the Physical, Cognitive, Character, Psychological and Social domains.
ADF Family Health
Dependants of permanent ADF members, and dependants of Reservists on Continuous Full Time Service (CFTS) may be eligible register for the program.
Dependants must be Defence recognised in accordance with the ADF Pay and Conditions Manual (PACMAN) and listed in the Dependant/Beneficiary section of PMKeyS.
For further information on eligibility contact ADF Family Health on 02 6266 3547.
The ADF Family Health member app allows you to make a claim in a matter of seconds! Simply confirm your membership details the first time you use the app, then it’s a matter of point and shoot to submit your claim.
The Defence Health Mobile Claiming App is a useful tool that puts online claims at your fingertips. No matter where you are, just take a photo of your receipts and submit the claim electronically, it’s that simple.
BeyondNow Suicide Safety Plan
If you or someone close to you is considering suicide, a safety plan can be a reminder of the reasons to live and ways to stay safe.
The Beyond Now suicide safety planning app assists you to create your own suicide safety plan; a plan to keep you safe when experiencing suicidal thoughts. Using the app, you can list ideas and contacts to stay safe, including warning signs, coping strategies, reasons for living, and ways to make your environment safe.
Convenient and confidential, Beyond Now puts your safety plan in your pocket so you can access and edit it at any time. You can also email a copy to trusted friends, family or your health professional to help them support you.
Beyond Now is designed to be used as part of your overall mental wellbeing and safety strategy. It is not intended to be your only form of support. Ideally you should work with a health professional or support person to create your plan, at a time when you’re feeling calm and relaxed.
If you know anyone who would find this app useful, talk to them about your concerns and encourage them to download Beyond Now.
If you are in an emergency or at immediate risk of harm, please contact emergency services on triple zero (000).
Background to Beyond Now:
Beyond Now was developed by Beyond Blue and Monash University in collaboration with people who have experience with suicidal thoughts or a suicidal crisis.
Beyond Blue would like to acknowledge Professor Barbara Stanley and Professor Greg Brown for developing the concept of safety planning, Dr Glenn Melvin, the software development team at Two Bulls, and Marcus Lee Designs for their valuable contributions to this project.
Beyond Blue is grateful for the generous input from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members and representatives from Health Services and organisations which has helped shape the design and content of Beyond Now.
A special thanks also to the members of our consultation group for sharing their experiences of suicide and providing ideas, feedback and wisdom during the project.