Mental health app free to use during COVID-19 lockdown

My Possible Self proven to reduce stress, anxiety and depression

The team behind My Possible Self are making the mental health app available for free during the coronavirus lockdown

Another week has passed and yet more healthcare technology firms are joining the fight to maintain services and ensure patients get the best-possible treatment during the coronavirus lockdown.

My Possible Self, a family-owned mental health app, is being made available free of charge following the outbreak.

It contains content that is clinically proven to help reduce stress, anxiety and mild-to-moderate depression.

It was commissioned by the NHS last summer to help combat poor mental heath in London, and has more than 60,000 registered users. This figure is expected to grow now more people are impacted by the lockdown.

Joanne Wilkinson, app founder, said: “With all of us facing uncertainty about our health, loved ones and work, and increasing social isolation, it is no wonder we are seeing a rise in stress and anxiety.

“At My Possible Self we want to help and are making our app free for anyone who signs up.

“Based on face-to-face therapy, we will teach you psychological strategies and coping skills to tackle stress and anxiety and boost your mood.

“You can also use the mood tracker to see how activities, places and people influence your mood - so you can focus more on the things that help, and less on the things that don’t.

“We will continue to offer our app for free until we have come through this crisis. We will do whatever we can to help.”

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