Feeling Good: Mental Fitness

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About this app

The Feeling Good app is accredited by NHS digital - a mark of its effectiveness, safety and good function. The app is very easy to use, just plug in your earphones and play to start feeling the positive benefits.

Centring around ‘Positive Mental Training’ these audio modules uniquely combine applied relaxation with goal-focused visualisations derived from the latest neuroscience and Olympic sports coaching techniques. The method of change is upstream CBT (uCBT) whereby emotions are targeted to drive cognition and behaviour change. Using a positive psychological approach, positive emotions are increased thereby reducing negative emotions, rather than traditional CBT which focuses on negative thinking (cognitions) to drive emotional and behavioural change.

The app contains the scientifically proven programme Feeling Good for Life a series of 12 Mental Health focussed audio tracks to help you build essential skills, not only to deal with mental stresses and strains, but to bounce forwards and become mentally stronger and more resilient. This module can help you:
* Develop deep relaxation to quickly calm your mind and body
* Build resilience to support your mental health and wellbeing
* Lift your mood, helping you feel more positive and relieve symptoms of depression
* Let go of worries and aid in anxiety relief
* Sleep better and deal with stresses more easily.
* Increase motivation and confidence to help you reach your goals

It can also help with physical symptoms of stress, such as headaches, irritable bowel, fatigue and chronic pain. It improves your ability to focus on a task, to feel positive about yourself when talking to others, to perform at your best when you need to.

Like traditional CBT, these audios can change your negative thinking patterns, your behaviour and generate more positive feelings. Just as repeating physical exercise builds muscle strength, so repeated listening to our audios can build mental strength.

There are other modules on the app, to help you sleep better, feel positive about ageing, stop smoking, help for long covid symptoms and achieve a healthy weight. All contain the same beginning tracks from Feeling Good for Life to give you a good foundation.

The app is free to download with free access to several tracks. Unlock the whole app with a referral code or a one-time payment. Customise your choice of reader and music including relaxing nature sounds. Track your listening progress with growing leaves and monitor your mood at 2 and 7 weeks and set reminders. Data collection is anonymous, we do not collect or sell identifiable personal data.

Listening to this app is not a substitute for medical diagnosis, advice or treatment. We recommend that you read the guidance on use in the setting tab, before listening to the tracks.

How it started:
Feeling Good was first used within the NHS for patients with low mood, stress and depression and we soon found that it was also being used by the doctors and nurses for their own benefit too. It can help with all life stresses, including burnout and sleep problems.

The tracks in Feeling Good for Life began as audio CDs, when Dr Alastair Dobbin, a GP and Dr Sheila Ross, a health promotion specialist, teamed up. They wanted to help people build good mental health and so adapted a Swedish Olympic Sports performance programme, drawn to its a positive self-development focus, rather than a clinical illness-based approach. Since then research has demonstrated its ability to build positive emotions and good psychological functioning, as well as recovery from depression and anxiety. The App is used within the NHS by staff and patients, in many colleges and universities for staff and students and recommended in Public Health England ‘Every Mind Matters’ campaign.

We are working on making the Feeling Good App as accessible as possible so everyone can use the app. Our accessibility statement: https://www.feelinggood.app/feeling-good-app-accessibility-statement/
Updated on
Feb 22, 2023

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 and App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Personal info and Health and fitness
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

166 reviews
Dominic Fitzpatrick
June 26, 2023
Good app, very helpful for relaxation if used consistently. The choice of voices and background sounds is a nice touch. There should be an option to listen to tracks in the same module consecutively without having to stop relaxing, wind past the footer/header, and manually start the next track. This feature would be unlocked once the tracks had been listened to the appropriate number of times. I hope the developers will implement this.
Positive Rewards
June 29, 2023
Hi thanks for your kind feedback and we're working on exactly this kind of feature - good to have it validated! We really appreciate your taking the time to write.
Neil Evans
April 11, 2021
I am giving this app a good go. The voices do tend to agitate me, more than relax me, the elongated words just frustrate. I know their intention, it just does not work for me. I also struggle being told to relax a area of the body, no aid, no tips, no instructions, or concepts on how to do this. If I could do this, I would not be needing help in the first place. But I guess vagueness helps a wider audience. Nice looking app, great intentions, giving it my best.
11 people found this review helpful
Positive Rewards
April 17, 2021
Thank you for your feedback. If you listen to Guided Body Relaxation - the 1st track in Feeling Good for Life, this guides/ instructs relaxation, by tensing and then releasing your muscles, working through your body. By doing this everyday you can effectively learn how to relax. Please email us for more guidance - hello@feelinggood.app
Andie Billingham
October 9, 2020
UPDATE: The app updated, and I lost my progress, emailed the developers, who were fabulous. Gave me my login details. I have started a couple of beginning tracks over, which I have found really helpful, so I'm good. Better review, because the app is brilliant. Finding it OK, but the last 4 times I used this, the tracks I've listened to haven't registered on my progress, so this is kind of deflating.
7 people found this review helpful
Positive Rewards
October 10, 2020
Hi, thanks for your new 5 star review, so pleased you are liking the new app. Hopefully you are now noticing the listening progress of the little leaves, shown next to the track title, and the growing tree next to the module title on the home page.

What's new

- new type of content: monthly snippets
- extended support for languages: Polish, Ukrainian
- improved audio player on new phones