04 Jun 2020
More young people have been experiencing mental health challenges during lockdown, those receiving NHS treatment before the crisis are receiving reduced or no support at all, and providing remote pastoral care and PSHE is difficult.
Now, as staff plan for the return to school, whilst continuing remote learning too, an increasing number of schools are using digital health as a proactive measure to support their students' mental and physical health.
Whether as remote pastoral care, part of the return to school process, or general self care for teachers as well as students during school closure, your Digital Healthy Schools App Library is a safe, quick and effective resource to support your students and staff struggling with mental or physical health challenges.
Here, we look at the top five health issues pupils are most searching for help with, and highlight a top-scoring app that can help in each of these areas.
Take steps now to encourage your students to use your App Library and access apps to help their specific needs.
Top five health app searches
Almost one hundred schools across the UK have now activated their Digital Healthy Schools account. These App Libraries can be used to provide remote access to quality assured apps so that students and their families can learn about and manage their mental and physical health.
Over the past three months, the top five most searched for health topics across the Digital Healthy Schools App Libraries have been: sleep, stress, stopping smoking, healthy living, and anxiety.
This search data indicates that looking after students' mental health and helping them stay healthy has never been more important.
Below, we suggest a top-scoring app for each of these five health issues:
To search for, recommend or download these apps and many more, please go to your local DHS App Library.
*may include in-app purchases