AN APP developed in Stafford to provide free mental health information to people in the armed forces has been shortlisted for a national award.
The Joining Forces App was developed by staff at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare.
It provides the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and information on where to get help.
And it has now been recognised in the Innovation in Mental Health category of the annual Health Service Journal awards, which aim to ensure people are recognised and rewarded for their work to raise health care standards.
Martin Evans, head of communications at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare and a member of the team which created the app, said: “We were conscious there was a lack of information about mental health which particularly reflected their particular situations and needs.
"Our app helps to reduce the stigma which often surrounds mental ill health and encourages people to seek help if they are concerned.
“It is also a resource for colleagues and officers who may be concerned about someone they are working with.
"We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award and hope it will help us gain even more publicity for our App so that many more soldiers, sailors and airmen can benefit from it.”
The winner will be announced in November.
The App is available from www.appstore.com/joiningforces