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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.

What’s New

Version 1.2.8

Updated Samaritans phone number
General bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

heymaroon ,

please update the social cloud!

it’s a great way to talk to other people about what you’re struggling with but currently there is no way to directly reply to someone else’s response. so if they ask a question or you want to thank them there’s really no way to do so.

besides that this app is extremely helpful.

cassieautumn14 ,

Really helps me

A little confused about the low ratings on this, as it helps me immensely, but I suppose everyone is different. The tools I use are under "self help for anxiety now". My favorite is picture peace, it can pull me out of an impending panic attack in 10 minutes or less. The calm breathing one works as well. I would LOVE if you could add some more photos to picture peace. My favorites are the really colorful ones that start black and white. I know you have the option to add your own but they aren't saved in the app and while im mid panic attack I'm not going to scroll through my camera roll to find the perfect photo, ya know?

Vanessa123 ,

Fantastic app!

I love this app so much. I have tried several apps for anxiety and none of them have worked because they were all centered around, and frankly their only feature was, meditation. I can't really do meditation for anxiety because once in my mind that's it. This app has so many other ways to deal with it and help learn from and about it. Thank you SAM!


University of the West of England
31 MB
Health & Fitness

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2015 University of the West of England, Bristol, UK


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