BlueIce is an evidenced-based app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm.
It includes a mood diary, a toolbox of evidence-based techniques to reduce distress and automatic routing to emergency numbers if urges to harm continue.
Who is it suitable for?
BlueIce is suitable for young people attending mental health services who are self-harming.
How do I access it?
BlueIce is a prescribed app designed to be used alongside face to face care provided by mental health services.
How does it work?
BlueIce has a mood wheel to track your mood and lets you add notes on how you're feeling or what you're doing. You can use the mood diary to see patterns and identify triggers.
The app offers a personalised set of activities designed to reduce distress including a music library, photo library, physical activities, relaxation and mindfulness exercises, and spotting and challenging negative thoughts.
If you want to talk, the app allows you to click on one of three options to either talk to a selected person in your phone contacts, ChildLine or 111.
Use of the tools / apps presented in this library are not intended to be a substitute for a consultation with a healthcare professional. It is up to you to contact a healthcare professional if you are concerned about your health. See our full disclaimer here.