This app on Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is aimed at patients and professionals alike. For patients it aims to demystify ECT and thereby address the stigma that exists around the treatment. For professionals it is a training tool for ECT prescribers, psychiatry trainees and mental health nurses. ECT is a specialised treatment used in psychiatry practice mainly for depression.

App content is presented in multimedia formats; video, text and audio and is pre-packaged for use as an offline phone or tablet app. The information within the videos is delivered by clinical professionals who give accounts of their roles, responsibilities and finer details around the ECT procedure from start to finish, both from a patient experience and professional performance perspective.

A patient has also given an account of her own experience of ECT, of how her attitudes to the treatment have changed over time and how ECT has helped to lift her out of severe depression.

Note: The app is approximately 120Mb to download so using WiFi is recommended to avoid data charges.

What’s New

Version 2.1.0

security update, minor design changes

App Privacy

The developer, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust with LHIS, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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