Brain in hand - personal technology for independant living

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Arm your employees with the best support

Forward thinking organisations and occupational therapists are using new and innovative ways to support the wellbeing of their staff.  Brain in Hand helps people with mental health conditions, autism and learning difficulties cope better with the problems they face.  This helps them to start, stay and flourish in work.

A unique support software Brain in Hand gives people access to detailed personalised support, when and where they need it, from their phone.  If additional support is needed the employee can request urgent assistance from support staff discretely through Brain in Hand. This enables quick intervention and gives the employee reassurance that support is there.

Brain in Hand delivers an increase in discharge from healthcare services. Of those using Brain in Hand, 94% report that it’s having a positive impact on their life, 88% cope better with problems and feel more confident and 100% say Brain in Hand provides them with help when they need it.  

How does it work?

Brain in Hand is designed to arm people with access to personalised support from an app on their phone.  It’s packed with features including:

Never Forget – A diary and notes for difficult to remember tasks

Enter appointments and routines into your Brain in Hand diary so you can plan ahead and make sure no events or activities are missed.

Reduce Anxiety – Access to pre-planned coping strategies instantly

Everyone faces different challenges in life and know which coping strategies work best for them. But when under pressure this can be forgotten.  Brain in Hand gives easy and instant access to a person’s best thinking when it’s needed most.

Feel supported – Track your anxiety levels and request extra support if you need it

Brain in Hand helps people to monitor their anxiety.  Throughout the day they will be prompted to indicate their anxiety levels using a traffic light icon on their phone:  Green if everything is fine, amber if feeling uneasy or red if extra support is needed.  This helps keeps support staff aware of feelings and informs periods of reflection.

Alongside the regular monitoring, if coping strategies aren’t working and extra help is needed, at any time the red traffic light can be pressed which will send an alert to a designated person or organisation, letting them know extra support is needed.  This enables staff to provide help as quickly as possible to re-escalate a situation.

From a central website, staff have visibility of everyone’s latest anxiety levels and can be alerted if anyone is distressed. They are better informed when talking with each person they support and have time-stamped detailed information to help staff planning and commissioning meetings.


The support staff may be your own internal support team, or an existing employee assistance, occupational health or absence management organisation.  However Brain in Hand also partners with experienced and trained organisations such as The National Autistic Society to deliver this service.

How does it help?

Arming people with autism, mental health conditions or learning disabilities with access to their own coping strategies and giving them the option of requesting additional support when they need it provides significant mental health benefits vital for increased independence including reduced anxieties, fewer panic attacks and incidents of self-harm.   

How to buy & funding

You can buy a group of licences or an individual license.  Each licence lasts for one year and can be transferred from one individual to another.  Discounts are available for purchases above ten licenses.

We put together a set-up, installation and training package that will work best for your organisation.  

Individuals can also access Brain in Hand, funded by schemes including Access to Work or The Work Programme.