SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety.
SAM has been developed by a university team of psychologists, computer scientists and student users. Established methods of self-help have been combined with high standards of usability to provide an engaging, flexible, and practical resource.
The key features of SAM are:
• Clearly laid out menus
• User guidance
• External links
• Self-monitoring of anxiety with graphical display
• 25 self-help options covering: Information about anxiety, Thinking and anxiety, Physical relaxation, Mental relaxation, Health and Anxiety
• Guidance on putting self-help into practice
• Closed social network of SAM users
The content of SAM is presented in various media formats in order to support users in learning about anxiety and practicing self-help. Although not text-heavy, users will need to study the guidance to get the best out of SAM. Users are encouraged to build their own Anxiety Toolkit of SAM resources that they find helpful and to draw on this for regular practice in managing situations that are associated with anxiety.
SAM may be used with or without the support of a registered health practitioner but you may wish to consult with your local health or well-being practitioner if you are uncertain about using SAM.
Updated Samaritans phone number
General bug fixes
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I struggle with anxiety depression BDD and insomnia this has really helped me
I don’t know how to feel
at first I thought the app was so good like I’ve just downloaded it and it as I was looking at all the different things it offers I was impressed. BUT, I got to the chat room and created an account n all that stuff, and some of the things people said was very graphic and triggering for people (like myself) who are sensitive about certain aspects of anxiety. I apologise if it says anything about this in the terms and conditions but personally I don’t think an app like this (which it’s purpose is to help people) should allow people to say such serious things like that.
This app is amazing. It helped me so much a few months ago when my anxiety was extremely bad. I know i can use it whenever i need support. Thank you for creating an amazing app. I hope more people know it is available. I only found out that it was a thing on pinterest. If possible, you should try to advertise it more. I believe it would help a lot of people!
The developer, University of the West of England, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- University of the West of England
- 31 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2015 University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.