Self-help App for the Mind SAM

46 reviews
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About this app

SAM provides a range of self-help techniques organised into several main well-being themes, together with tools for recording and monitoring changes in your well-being. The social cloud feature allows users to give and receive support from others. We ask you to be non-judgemental and sensitive in your interactions with other users.

Depending on your circumstances and personal style, you may wish to explore the app and its self-help options before deciding how to make use of it; or you may wish to start with a more structured approach. For a structured approach, use the “Mood Tracker“ feature to record and monitor your experience and the “My Triggers” feature to record situations which affect you. Remember that persistence counts – our research shows that users who monitor over a longer period are more likely to learn to manage their moods

If your institution provides a usage code, you can unlock additional content and social spaces tailored to your work, study or treatment community. For more information on this service, please contact

All self-help content is informed by established psychological principles. We have aimed to include self-help content that is supported by research, recommended by practitioners and/or rated highly by users. We have tried to offer the self-help options in a variety of formats to suit individual needs and preferences.

SAM does not offer clinical diagnoses or therapy programmes although it does provide relevant links for these and to contacts for more immediate help.
Updated on
5 Mar 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region and age The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Health and fitness and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit

Ratings and reviews

44 reviews
Emily Husmann
27 October 2021
my therapist recommended this app to track my mood, and I really love how it allows you to track different aspects of your mood rather than a scale of frown face to happy face. Its also nice that you can input triggers into the graph to understand the direction. My issue is that every few days it logs me out of the app and removes a day of my tracking progress, its happened consistently since i started using it.
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16 April 2022
The original app was so helpful. I could pop it open, go into the picture game and it would distract me almost instantly everytime. They replaced it with this new version that is not helpful and got rid of the main helpers in the old app. Sad!!
14 people found this review helpful
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Mind Garden Technology C.I.C
21 May 2022
Hi - Picture Peace and the other useful v1.0 content *is* still there - you need to sort the self-help by "Most Helpful" and it will be at the top. We plan to make this the default sort order in a future release.
katie Anne
14 November 2020
I like this app because it has a lot of resources to get the right help such as a few picture games for beautiful views and websites to look at. Plus they allow you to record your daily emotions and record certain triggers to help you better understand yourself.
18 people found this review helpful