About SAM App

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.  


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.