Brain in hand - personal technology for independant living

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Brain in Hand is a unique support system. Originally developed by the Clinical Director of the Southampton Autism Diagnostic Research Centre, Brain in Hand is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, the award-winning system has been independently proven to help reduce anxiety and improve independence. It includes three main parts:

Personal plan Over one or two sessions, one of our trainers will work with you to set-up the Brain in Hand app and website system in the way that’s best suited to your needs. They will work with you to identify the practical solutions that will help overcome the challenges you face in day to day life and achieve your goals.

Self-management From our app on your phone, you can quickly find your best coping strategies for issues that cause you problems, access your diary, receive prompts for things you need to remember, and use our in-built anxiety monitor.

Unlimited support team What sets Brain in Hand apart is the team of professionals. They keep an eye on your anxiety monitor and get in touch when you need extra help by text or a call; helping you to solve problems that initially you can’t fix yourself.

ORCHA advises governments, NHS Digital and CCGs on health apps. It is home to the world’s largest library of health app reviews. ORCHA gave Brain in Hand the highest rating amongst mental health apps. Take a look at its interview with us, explaining Brain in Hand.

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For an overview of Brain in Hand, download our brochure here.

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To walk through Brain in Hand with one of our team members, or hear one of our customers talk about their experience join one of our webinars. We have a busy schedule. To book your place, visit.

  • Brain in Hand has helped me to solve all sorts of problems by myself, which has really built my confidence. For example, I have an issue with eye contact when I talk with friends. To solve this, I plan in advance what I can say to a person, which is something I put into my Brain in Hand.

    Brain in Hand user

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  • I wish that there had been something like this when I was a headteacher of a challenging school for those individuals who were either autistic or suffered from anxiety. It would have added another level of support.

    Parent of a Brain in Hand user

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  • “We can use Brain in Hand to help people to achieve those outcomes and use the data from the system to demonstrate this: You put the same things into Brain in Hand that are being measured by the council.”

    Brain in Hand user

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Latest News

Brain in Hand on BBC Click

BBC Click is the BBC’s flagship technology programme, appearing on five channels across TV and radio as well as online. It aims to provide a user-friendly guide to the latest technology news in the context of today’s important issues. In a recent episode, BBC Click examined a technological approach to helping autistic people manage their read more


Resources for CPD Revolution

  It was great to meet you at the recent CPD Revolution event. I hope you found it useful, and I really want to make sure that we at Brain in Hand are doing everything we can to help you to support students using: A Tailored Approach Brain in Hand Specialists use a personalised, blended read more


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Our case studies

Employable Me's Erica won't go to work without her Brain in Hand

Erica, 46 from the Wirral was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when she was 32. She has been unemployed for the past six years. Erica finds social interaction at work hard, she feels people don't always understand her and sometimes see her as being less intelligent, because of her facial expressions. Read more >>

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