NHS to offer tracking apps to those at risk of suicide and self-harm People at risk of suicide or self-harm will be offered tracking apps allowing the NHS to monitor their texts and alert doctors to changes in their moods.
NHS England is to announce a £35m investment in digital technology aimed at slashing sucide rates and boosting mental health.
The plans include trials of an app which will monitor the content of texts, and the regularity of phone calls, to alert services to potential risks.
The prototype, developed with Stanford University, means that software would detect the use of “key words” associated with heightened risk, as well as highlighting changes in behaviour - such as an increase in late night phone calls. The Daily Telegraph