Thrive: Mental Wellbeing

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About this app

*The app is part of a suite of services and is offered in partnership with companies, charities, insurers and other organisations. The app is free to use but you will need a code from one of the organisations we partner with to access the correct content and services.*

Thrive: Mental Wellbeing is an evidence-based app to prevent and manage stress, anxiety, and related conditions. Developed in the UK by specialists with many years of clinical experience, the app uses easy to learn clinically proven techniques to help you live a happier, more relaxed, stress-free life.

The app helps you monitor your mood and teaches you relaxation techniques such as meditation and deep muscle relaxation that with practice have shown to help people cope better with stressful situations. It also has a 'thought trainer' programme based on cognitive behavioural therapy to help you manage those negative thoughts. With no rules to use the app, you are free to jump in for 3 minutes to relax before a stressful situation or use more regularly to improve resilience and keep stress under control.

How do we know it works?

We have thousands of users worldwide. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel - we use techniques that have been practised in hospitals and clinics for years, but in a fun, game-based format. We have a research programme in partnership with the University of Roehampton focused on continuously improving engagement and efficacy.

Monitor your emotions

Using our Mood Meter you have a confidential platform to track your mood, the emotions you feel, and the situation you were in. We then help you to reframe this, thinking positively about a certain aspect of the situation and reminding you what you did on a specific day to make you feel good. By remembering what we can change rather than what we can not, we can help ourselves to control our emotional state and live happier lives!

Personalised messages, games, and more!

With our message in a bottle and wise words sessions, there are plenty of ways to interact and have fun with our app. Below are some more reasons why thousands of people are feeling the benefits of our app:

- On the go: Proven therapeutic techniques available in your hands whenever you want them.
- Easy to do: In your own time, at your own pace, with an interactive guide to help you along your journey!
- Efficient: Improve your well-being, whether already stressed or anxious or simply for prevention and resilience.
- Confidential: Away from stigma or judgement, and usually accessed in a quiet place, in your own time, completely anonymously!

Thrive is free for our users but it is provided alongside other services beyond the app itself. This means that your charity, insurer, company or other organisation you may belong to has to sign up in order for us to provide the service. If you are not sure how to sign up to Thrive please get in touch with your organisation directly.
Updated on
Aug 8, 2022

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.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

285 reviews
Csilla Bessenyei
May 29, 2021
The app is very slow, most of the time I don't feel like opening it, which isba shame as the content is actually useful. For a thing that is supposed to help with mental well-being, I expect a more seamless experience. You don't want to annoy someone who is already down. The UI experience needs some thought and improvement. The content so far seems good though. I can see some would argue that the app will teach me to deal with my reaction to the slow app and bad experience better. :)
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Thrive Therapeutic Software Ltd
May 30, 2021
Hi Csilla, Thanks for your comments. We are sorry you find the app slow, but we are glad to hear the content is good. We are constantly improving the experience. From your description it sounds like in your case the app is slower than we expect it to be. Please get in touch ( so we can determine if you are encountering a bug.
November 18, 2022
A good app overall with lots of great features. It's reinforcing a lot of what I've covered in therapy. But...the back button on the mood meter is completely broken and changes the evidence/thoughts I've written when I press it. Then if I try to move forward to the point I'd reached it says I haven't unlocked it yet when I was just using it! I also don't like the chime noise accompanying the calm breathing (I know it can be turned off). It's out of time with the counting and is offputting.
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Bettina Saunders
October 20, 2020
Best mindfulness app I have tried. The CBT course I have found particularly useful. And I enjoy having a few different types of relaxation and meditation to try (my personal favourite is deep muscle relaxation). I havent made use of the chat feature, or found any issues with heating up phone and draining battery. However I dont tend to use it for long periods of time. I really rate this app, and I'm incredibly grateful I've had access to it this year in particular, through work.
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What's new

We’re delighted that this update brings a number of new shortcuts to improve our user experience. Users can now sign up to take part in Thrive’s research in the Activities tab, find links to legal and financial advice in the support menu and disable end-of-session sound alerts to enhance their experience. As always your feedback and suggestions are welcome and if you spot any issues please tell us by shaking your device.