Feeling Good: Mental Fitness

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3.2
151 reviews
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Everyone
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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
Jul 27, 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 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
3.2
151 reviews
Hilary Franklin
July 21, 2022
this was started around the beginning of the pandemic, and I was forced to isolate. I got very bored and was getting pretty depressed, when I chanced upon this training through a work zoom. I have been using the app ever since and find it really useful to listen to and relax at night. It has certainly helped me to relax more and I am able to fall asleep, and mostly stay asleep throughout the night.
1 person found this review helpful
Positive Rewards
July 21, 2022
Hi there, thank you for your kind and informative review. It's always valuable to learn about how our users find the app and how it benefits them! Keep up the good work and have a lovely day :)
Angela Tomasso
August 11, 2022
A very very easy to use app which is really professional and thorough. I've noticed improvement in my emotions and well being since using it. I usually find it hard to relax and wind down so I get exhausted. Already I can relax quicker. Appreciate the app needs to have slow diction but the woman's voice is just a tad too slow, and the tone sounds a bit patronising. You can speak softly and slowly enough but as if the hearer is intelligent!!! Not extreme enough to put me off though. A fab app
1 person found this review helpful
Positive Rewards
August 12, 2022
Hello there, thank you for sharing your experience with the app with us. It's great to hear that it is helping you relax and wind down. With regards to the app's voice, we are actually working on some new recordings at the moment and we will be very keen to know how you find them. Keep your eyes (and ears) peeled and have a wonderful day!
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