Buddy

BuddyBuddy is a digital tool to support psychological therapy services. Clients use text messaging to keep a daily diary of what they are doing and how they are feeling, helping to spot and reinforce positive behaviours.

Features include:

  • Daily diary allows users to record moods and activities
  • Analysis tools enables users to reflect on and understand their own condition
  • Behaviour change tools users can set and receive timely goal reminders by SMS
  • Session planning to remind users of appointments and enable them to set the agenda

Buddy is being rolled out to support psychological therapy services for people with depression and anxiety, and in Early Intervention in Psychosis (EiP) services. Organisations using Buddy include Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Kent & Medway NHS Trust, West London Mental Health NHS Trust, North West Military Veterans IAPT and a number of other statutory and non-statutory providers.

Buddy is designed to be used by and with therapists, and is not intended to be available directly to individuals.

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Buddy was created by Sidekick Studios, a social innovation company, passionate about using design and technology to tackle social problems.

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