What were we asked to look at
Feel good App.
Feeling good is an audio programme delivered via an app. It consists of a training video and 12 audio tracks each lasting 18 minutes. The app delivers ‘positive mental training’ (PosMT) which includes ‘therapeutic techniques from relaxation, mindfulness and positive psychology’. The tracks cover relaxation, breathing, setting up a trigger, learning to visualise, cognitive exercises including positive future visualisation and desensitisation.
Why is this important
Mental health and well-being is a major public health challenge in Scotland, with around one in four people experiencing mental ill-health each year. Services struggle to cope with demand, with many people not receiving the support they require. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated mental health pressures across the country.
An app to improve mental health offers the potential to reach individuals in greater numbers, and at a population level if desired. Through the convenience and reduction in stigma offered by remote access, a digital platform may also reach people who have not previously engaged with services.
Product Manufacturer: Feeling Good