Living with autism, a mental health condition or learning difficulty can lead to problems making decisions, controlling emotions and choosing appropriate behaviour.
Brain in Hand is an on demand support system that gives people access to detailed personalised support from their smartphone, putting the individual more in control of their own support. Always available, it gives easy access to reminders, notes, coping strategies and a team of trained professionals to give help when and where it’s needed.
Brain in Hand has helped more than 4,000 people to reduce anxiety and improve independence, lowering demand on carers and support services.
Who to contact
Where to go
- The Innovation Centre - University of Exeter
Brain in Hand Ltd
- EX4 4RN
School, college and university days are a time of growth. But young people with autism, mental health conditions or learning disabilities face additional challenges. Brain in Hand helps young people to reduce anxieties and grow vital independence skills.
A unique support system, Brain in Hand gives students access to detailed personalised support, when and where they need it, from their phone or iPad. If additional help is needed the student can request urgent assistance from support staff discretely through the Brain in Hand app. This enables quick intervention and gives the student reassurance that support staff are there.
A trial by The National Autistic Society amongst university students demonstrated that it delivers a significant reduction in anxiety plus an increase in confidence and independence. This is important for transition management and student retention.
Students at more than one hundred universities, colleges and schools across the UK now use Brain in Hand. It strengthens student support services, helping to reach more students.