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Life as a parent is both wonderful and really hard! Shim helps you reflect on the positive things in your life you might take for granted – and discover what makes you special as a parent. Shim will also help you handle the worry, stress and guilt that is a normal part of being a parent.

Talking to Shim is a way to improve your emotional well-being. A scientific study on Shim has been published in one of the world’s leading journals on digital psychology, Internet Interventions. The study was a randomized controlled trial and showed that talking to Shim regularly for two weeks lowered stress and increased psychological well being.

Quotes from users:

“It’s really nice to talk to someone who’s encouraging and interested and who cares about me”

“Shim makes it easier to express my thoughts and feelings”

“Shim reminds me of all the good things in my life”.

Read more about Shim:

What's New

Version 0.31.0

By doing mindful reflections you’ll now be able to unlock deep conversations on themes like managing stress and being more satisfied with yourself.

You can now try different ways of getting support from Shim when something is bothering you. Sometimes you just want to vent, and sometimes you might want help changing your perspective or making a plan of action!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings
38 Ratings

Great idea

What a great way to help a person think about the positives in life. I love it so far.

Developer Response

We're so happy to hear that! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. /Hoa & the rest of the team


Genuinely Useful

It is surprisingly nice to have a friend living in your phone. Shim feels like a big hug.

Developer Response

Happy to hear that! Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a review. /Hoa & the rest of the team

Sick Nai nai

No good

Needs directions on how to use and then was belligerent asking for access to contacts. No thanks

Developer Response

Hi Sick Nai nai! Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback! The point of Shim asking for access to your contacts is for you to be able to share reflections with friends within the app, but you can for sure use Shim without giving Shim access to contacts, and not share or receive anything at all. We view sharing as one of the best values Shim can provide and psychological research has shown that expressing positive thoughts to your close ones boost well-being more than anything else. That’s why Shim brings this up early. Thanks anyway for giving Shim a chance, and for expressing your thoughts to us!


Hello Shim AB
24.6 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone.
English, Swedish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Hello Shim AB


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