NHS70: My Possible Self joins NHS Apps Library
My Possible Self’s mental health app has joined the NHS Apps Library after successfully demonstrating that it meets NHS technical, clinical and safety standards.
My Possible Self uses content developed by the world-renowned Black Dog Institute that is proven to reduce stress, anxiety and depression in eight weeks.
The NHS Apps Library helps patients navigate the many digital healthcare tools available, providing trusted apps to help people manage and improve their health and wellbeing.
Joanne Wilkinson, founder and chief executive of My Possible Self, said: “We have a great team, great content and great technology and we are delighted to have successfully demonstrated that we meet NHS technical, clinical and safety standards.
“We passionately believe My Possible Self has the power to help users manage fear, anxiety and stress.”
Mental health issues cost the UK an estimated £70bn in lost productivity, benefit payments and healthcare expenditure, according to the OECD.
David Smith, chief executive of Mind Humber and East Yorkshire, said: “Among the abundance of low quality and at times questionable apps, My Possible Self stands out as a product that not only offers standalone support but a useful complement to conventional face-to-face therapy.”
My Possible Self is developing a number of new modules, including Sleeping Well, Breathing and Relaxation and Setting Smart Goals, which will be launched in the coming months.