NEWSFLASH: Londoners receive access to digital wellbeing app My Possible Self
The NHS has partnered with the self-help app My Possible Self to create a new digital wellbeing service designed to reduce Londoners’ stress levels, anxious feelings and low moods.
Available from the App Store, Google Play, and the NHS Apps Library, the service–called Good Thinking–provides Londoners with free access to the My Possible Self app’s behavioural awareness and mood-boosting tools.
Using content licensed from Australia’s Black Dog Institute, My Possible Self guides users through modules which focus on managing day-to-day problems, such as creating happiness, managing fear and finding wellbeing, among others.
There are 10 learning modules to choose from, including “Communicating Clearly,” “Managing Loss and Major Life Changes,” and “Tackling Unhelpful Thinking,” with the app’s personal assistant, Bloopy, choosing the first module based off the information the user initially provides.
As users complete modules and check-in each day, the app creates a diary, where users can reflect on their past behaviours and see if their feelings follow a pattern. Then, users can reflect on those patterns and work on them with new modules.
Currently, the service is only available for those aged 18 and over, although those 16 and up can utilise the regular My Possible Self app, and users can set a passcode on the app to keep their progress from prying eyes.