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Funding awarded for app to treat young people with anxiety

A product design company has been awarded funding through the Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare to develop a voice-operated app to treat anxiety in young people. Cadscan will use the funding to develop Phobot, which aims to provide interventions that support positive mental health. Phobot aims to provide an easy way for young people…

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Anxiety UK & videoDoc launch new online therapy platform

A new online therapy platform for people with anxiety has been launched through a partnership between charity Anxiety UK and the online doctor service videoDoc. The new Digital Online Therapy Service (Dots) consists of a web platform and mobile app to help increase the reach of Anxiety UK’s registered therapists. It’s available to both registered…

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NHS-recommended apps on World Mental Health Day

  The NHS Apps Library offers a selection of online tools designed to help with people suffering from anxiety, stress or depression   Chill Panda This app teaches the user relaxation and breathing techniques. It measures heart rate and offers tasks designed to suit particular states of mind and to distract form worries. Chill Panda is…

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Smartphones can help reduce anxiety, study finds

New research has revealed that apps installed on smartphones can be used to significantly reduce anxiety. Joseph Firth, from The University of Manchester, led the first ever meta-analysis of all published evidence on the effect of smartphone-based therapies on anxiety in 1,837 people. The study, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, is a collaboration between…

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