About SAM App


SAM App for Anxiety (SAM 1)

SAM App for Anxiety was first published in July 2013 for both iOS and Android mobile platforms. SAM was developed by a team of researchers from the University of the West of England and Plymouth University in collaboration between CSCT (Computer Science and Creative Technologies) and Psychology Department working with a Bristol based software development company – MyOxygen. The development was based on sound clinical evidence driven by a research-based user-centred design process to successfully deliver a mobile app that help you to:

  1. Monitor your anxiety and chart the anxiety levels over time. 
  2. Discover guided self-help techniques delivered through games and multimedia for challenging unhelpful thoughts.
  3. Share anonymous advice and ratings with SAM community through Social Cloud. 

SAM (Self-help App for The Mind)

We have worked in collaboration with the Office for Students, UWE, and myOxygen to completely rebuild SAM App (Self-help App for the Mind) to provide 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 have also extended SAM for organisations to deliver tailored support to identified target groups: students, employees or service users. With explicit opt-in user consent, professionals can also get an overview of their populations progress and engagement via our portal product.