Hackathon App Library

Welcome to the CYP IAPT hackathon product library. This page showcases the apps developed during the CYP IAPT hackathons.

Welcome to the CYP IAPT hackathon product library. Below you’ll find details about all the different apps created during the CYP IAPT hackathons. These apps are in various stages of development: some are fully functioning MVPs (Minimal Viable Products); others are basic working prototypes ready for further development.

The Hackathon Products

Grow (MVP)


What is it? Grow is an app for managing your personal goals, aimed primarily at users aged 12-18 in the CAMHs system.

Young users can set themselves goals, either on their own at home or in a session with a clinician.

How does it work? Users can input goals and track them over time

How to access the app? You can try out Grow here: https://polar-dawn-55555.herokuapp.com/login

Welcome to CAMHS (MVP)


What is it? A fun and accessible questionnaire for children when first visiting CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services). Designed for tablets.

This questionnaire aims to reduce the anxieties of children (5 – 12 years old) coming to CAMHS for the first time. It offers an alternative questionnaire to the paper based one which is currently used and is not appropriately designed for children.

This questionnaire helps therapists get to know a young person better so that they can more quickly build a healthy and meaningful relationship.

How does it work? The child chooses an avatar (lion, monkey or bear) then goes on to answer a series of interactive questions about themselves

How to access the app? The app can be found herehttps://welcome-in.herokuapp.com/


Friendly Friends (Prototype)

Friendly Friends

What is it? A friendly avatar that gives advice and help for young people with mental health issues. Designed for those not accessing formal services, this app helps children and young people learn more about mental health and services available

How does it work? The cat avatar engages the user in conversation about their mood rather than confronting them with lots of information.

How to access the app? https://cypiapt-lndse.github.io/friendly-friends/build/


Anxiety Ladder (Prototype)

Anxiety ladder

What is it? A web app for managing anxiety through practise of exposure ladders

How does it work? Users can create a new ladder and track their progress over time

How to access the app? Click here: https://cypiapt-lndse.github.io/anxiety-ladder/


Shared Decision Making (Prototype)

SDM app

What is it? An app that gives information about treatment options to enable shared decision making

How does it work? The app has a gamified journey option where the user receives the information step-by-step alongside with visual explanation.

How to access the app? You can look at the app here: https://cypiapt-lndse.github.io/sdm-app/


Social Up (Prototype)

Social up

What is it? An app to help young people manage negative feelings when using social media

How does it work? Plugging into Facebook, the young person can easily access CBT based self help materials

How to access the app? You can check out the app here: https://cypiapt-lndse.github.io/social-up/

Breathe With Me (MVP)

What is it?panda An animated app designed to teach  children and young people diaphragmatic breathing. This breathing technique is known to reduce anxiety and  help users control anxious feelings.

How does it work? This simple app works by asking users to select an animal: either a cat, dog or panda. Once selected, users are then shown instructions to prepare for the deep breathing technique. Users are told to sync their breath with the movement of the animation, which shows their chosen animal breathing in and out.

The animation includes pop-up instructions reminding users to breathe from the belly. It also keeps time and tells users when they’ve been breathing for two minutes and for five minutes.

Users also have the option to play or mute music during the animation, and can view the full instructions at anytime if they need reminding of the technique.

How to access the app? Breathe with Me is available via the Breathe with Me website: https://breathewithme.co.uk.

Although it is possible to use the app through a web browser, we recommend downloading to the home screen of your device (tablet, smartphone, etc.) and using as a normal app. Installation instructions are available here.

Please note: Breathe with Me is not currently accessible via the Windows smartphone.

Face It (MVP)


What is it? A mobile app designed for young people with ASD and their families.

The app presents users with a  game designed for young people with ASD to practice recognising emotions. The game is inspired by emotion recognition games  currently used with children with ASD in schools. However, Face It offers  improved functionality:

  • The image set can potentially be far larger, meaning users aren’t simply memorising the correct answer for individual faces on repeated play.
  • Data tracking allows users to track their personal results, as well as the overall effectiveness of the game.
  • By comparing the user’s results to an API rather than that of an authority figure like a teacher, we hope to instill more respect for the user’s choices.

How does it work? Users are shown a face and asked to identify the emotion it is displaying. Their choice is then compared to the emotion identified by the Microsoft Facial Emotion API. Users are shown five images of different faces per game, and are shown a summary of their results at the end and how their choice compares to the API’s choice. Completing a game means that users move through the levels as they play the game.

Users are able to compare their Lifetime results to track progress .

How to access the app? The app is available to download to the Android phone – a link will be available soon.

It is also accessible through the latest Chrome browser, and works most reliably in Incognito mode.

To access Face It, click  here.

Formulate (Prototype)

formulateA clinical formulation tool which presents  a graphical representation of the formulation broken down into symptoms, causal factors and treatments to help the clinicians see these connections more clearly.

Click  here to access the app.

To leave specific feedback for the Formulate app, please click here.

How am I Doing? (Prototype)

HAID login

How am I doing (HAID) was developed from the idea that all young people using mental health services should be in control of their experience and, in particular, of the data they provide. It allows  young people to access their clinical data via a phone or laptop.

Click  here to access the app.

Before attempting to use HAID, please read the accompanying user guides:

The Hub (Prototype)

thehubA safeguarded event organiser for young people and CAMHS users. This app will use postcode mapping to show the users a list of relevant upcoming events in their local area. As with other event management tools such as Eventbrite, users can set filters to demarcate specific interests so that push notifications send when an event is on, alerting the users and ensuring they don’t miss out, even if they haven’t signed in to the app. Organisers are able to use this tool to run events and manage attendees.

For usage instructions, click here..



A first aid mental health app for teachers. Designed for teachers with little knowledge of mental health, MindAid helps screen pupils at the point of being seen, provides teachers with relevant, up-to-date mental health information and signposts to the best local resources for each child.

Partici App (Prototype)


A mobile focused web app that allows a young person to evaluate their current participation levels.

Click here to access the app.

All the products are available to view on GitHub. For information on how to navigate the Github platform, please click here to view non-technical instructions. All the CYP IAPT apps on Github are found under the user CYPIAPT-LDNSE.

SharePlan (Prototype)


Designed to keep clinicians to task when completing an assessment, and to enable service users to track progress and status of information, this app will form part of the process of managing applications. Once the clinician has drafted the assessment, service users will have access to view and edit the letter.

Click here to access the app.

We hope you enjoy using these apps. If you have any feedback or want to report an issue, please email: hack@annafreud.org.