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Do you suffer from osteoarthritis? Would you like to try out Half the Battle - a free app to help you overcome your OA? £20 voucher for programme users

(32 Posts)
JustineBGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 06-Feb-20 17:58:06

We are offering Gransnet users who are living with osteoarthritis exclusive access to Half The Battle, an app designed to help people living with osteoarthritis manage their pain. Download the free app here to begin your journey.

Here’s what Half The Battle has to say: “Suffering from chronic pain can be a lonely and daunting experience. It no longer has to be. Half the Battle is a 3 week, digitally delivered programme that leverages the power of coaching and social dynamics to create meaningful and lasting change. It is designed for people living with osteoarthritis to live well and manage their pain. Download the app here.

Upon registering, you’ll be matched with a fellow group of people living with OA. Our expert coach will then guide you through a curated learning journey on both physical solutions - spanning movement, lifestyle and recovery - to positive reframing to draw on your incredible natural ability to overcome pain. These practical, bite-sized tools are drawn from the latest thinking and science in chronic pain management.”

The app is free and available from the Google Play Store. The next Half the Battle cohort kicks off this coming Monday, 10 February. In the meantime, download the app here to meet your group of new found friends.

Half the Battle is offering £20 in Amazon vouchers to the first users who download the app and participate in the programme for a week or more.

If you’d like to share your experience of the app on Gransnet, please feel free to come back to this thread and share with other users.



Debs551964 Tue 03-Mar-20 12:08:55

MAXBLANK This stuff helps me a lot with the pain and acts fast. Doesn't last very long but worth a try. Good luck

Debs551964 Tue 03-Mar-20 12:01:46

Oh bless you max lack. I'm 54, same as you. Living with chronic pain is should destroying. Osteoarthritis. Three failed spinal surgeries. Top it all now I've just been diagnosed with Vasculitis 🙄😩.
I'd give anything a try as fed up with taking so. Many pain meds including morphine

NotSpaghetti Sun 23-Feb-20 13:30:56

I don’t think the small print was going to mitigate against you getting the voucher Grandmajan but I just felt there was too much potential sharing/not taking responsibility for data for me. I’m sure the Amazon voucher is genuine and you will almost certainly get it. After all, this came through from Gransnet HQ.

GrandmaJan Sun 23-Feb-20 12:37:00

NotSpaghetti I need to read the terms and conditions. That’s my own fault. Thanks, I’ll do that now.

NotSpaghetti Sun 23-Feb-20 11:10:17

Grandmajan, I hope you get your voucher but it’s clear in the T&C and Data Sharing info that they have lots of ways they’ll share the information gathered. I felt quite uncomfortable about it.

GrandmaJan Sun 23-Feb-20 10:17:57

Has anyone received the Amazon voucher? According to the information we’re supposed to get one if we use the app for a week which I have. I hope we haven’t been conned into something here just for our information. Sorry for sounding a bit suspicious.

ExD1938 Sat 22-Feb-20 13:39:11

What is this app supposed to do to help us? Can someone explain? Is it like a 'help forum' for people with similar problems to get together and swap stories?

K8tey Sat 22-Feb-20 12:05:32

Hello everyone just joined Gransnet and also this app

GrandmaJan Fri 21-Feb-20 13:30:52

GrandmaAlma I’m also not used to voice check ins and I hate my voice so I’ve not recorded anything. It’s almost certainly an American app.

Oldiegoodie Thu 20-Feb-20 16:34:55

not sure I mind. does the it sound like it is from america?

GrandmaAlma Wed 19-Feb-20 11:59:12

I'm finding it useful but I'm not used to the voice check ins. What do others think?

NotSpaghetti Fri 14-Feb-20 21:00:00

I'm not sure I want my data all over the place. It seems to be sharing it quite a bit.

TheMaggiejane1 Fri 14-Feb-20 11:50:26

Is it too late to join in now?

Truffle1 Wed 12-Feb-20 11:59:48

Hi - have just joined in. I have both RA and OA so really hoping for some help!

CraftyOwl Wed 12-Feb-20 11:48:28

That's my group also hmm

Maxblank Tue 11-Feb-20 23:56:55

I was MacBlank, and yeah, I reckon we were all in the same group?

Maxblank Tue 11-Feb-20 23:55:37

I've removed the app, as after a couple days, it really isn't for me, or I'd guess even for any average UK person.

It such ...... I'll fill this bit in when I'm told to feed back on it

When will the feedback topic start and the survey?

GrandmaJan Mon 10-Feb-20 18:56:13

I have Angie95 in my group. Do you think we are all in the same group?

heidimargaret Mon 10-Feb-20 18:54:36

I have downloaded and signed up.

Linollie21 Mon 10-Feb-20 15:52:23

I Angie! I've got an 'angie95' in my group, maybe it's you?

Linollie21 Mon 10-Feb-20 15:50:15

I've downloaded, signed in and checked in. Sounds like it's based in the USA?

angie95 Mon 10-Feb-20 15:08:26

Me too, I think I run on empty, I sleep so badly with the pain sad but hey ho, I'm still breathing d

angie95 Mon 10-Feb-20 15:06:55

Me too , just downloaded the app and now I'm in a group x

Maxblank Mon 10-Feb-20 12:14:12

I've downloaded the app, and just registered.

Maxblank Mon 10-Feb-20 12:09:07

Having a body racked with osteoarthritis, I'd be more than happy to look at this app.

My fiancee has Rhumatoid Arthritis, and me, well... Hands, shoulders, hips, knees, elbows, and of course spinal (lumber n neck).

I have.plenty of other issues too, but a few of them stem from the spinal osteoarthritis....

I've had it for over 20 years, and I'm just fifty.