The Mental Elf iPhone app is now available!

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iPhone users can now get daily Mental Elf updates on their phone. Visit the Apple Store now to download the app. It’s available at a special introductory price of £0.69 for the next few weeks, so get it now!

iPhone app features

  • Up to the minute alerts of the latest Mental Elf blogs, so you get to read our daily updates the second they are published
  • A feature that allows you to save your favourite blogs to a list
  • note-taking feature that allows you to add your own private comments to a blog
  • sharing feature that allows you to email a blog (and your comments) to your friends and colleagues
  • A complete archive of the hundreds of Mental Elf blogs covering all of mental health
  • A neat search feature

Survey results

We recently ran a survey on the Mental Elf to find out what the readers want from the site.  Thanks to everyone who helped with that (we got over 300 responses, which was great).

"I would like to say how informative I find your service. It saves me time looking at new research or info when it is published as you usually have it in one place on your site. I have recommended it to many of my colleagues and they are in agreement that you certainly save us all time without the need to hunt around for published items."

Here’s what you told us:

  • Most people use the email newsletter to keep up to date
  • You rated the ‘ease of use’, ‘writing style’, ‘design’ and ‘subject coverage’ all ‘good’ to ‘excellent’
  • You liked the sound of these new features:
    • Guest blogs from leading experts
    • Tools that allow you to link the Mental Elf to your CPD (continuing professional development)
    • Mobile apps for iPhone and Android

We’re delighted that the Mental Elf received such positive feedback from our readers and we’ve started responding to your ideas about new features.

Guest blogs

We intend to publish regular guest blogs written by experts from around the world.  There are two on the site already, so please have a read and let us know what you think:

  1. Does self-help treatment for anxiety disorders work?
  2. Can vitamin D supplementation help relieve the symptoms of depression?

CPD tools

We are working on ideas for CPD tools and hope to have something to share with you in the not too distant future.

Mobile apps

iPhone users can download the Mental Elf app now! It’s available at a reduced price of £0.69 for a limited period only, so please get it now to avoid crushing disappointment.

The Android app is in development and we hope to make it available over the Summer.  We’ll announce it here when it’s ready.

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Andre Tomlin

Andre Tomlin

André Tomlin is an Information Scientist with 20 years experience working in evidence-based healthcare. He's worked in the NHS, for Oxford University and since 2002 as Managing Director of Minervation Ltd, a consultancy company who do clever digital stuff for charities, universities and the public sector. Most recently André has been the driving force behind the Mental Elf and the National Elf Service; an innovative digital platform that helps professionals keep up to date with simple, clear and engaging summaries of evidence-based research. André is a Trustee at the Centre for Mental Health and an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London Division of Psychiatry. He lives in Bristol with his wife, dog and three little elflings.

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