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SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety.

SAM has been developed by a university team of psychologists, computer scientists and student users. Established methods of self-help have been combined with high standards of usability to provide an engaging, flexible, and practical resource.

The key features of SAM are:

• Clearly laid out menus
• User guidance
• External links
• Self-monitoring of anxiety with graphical display
• 25 self-help options covering: Information about anxiety, Thinking and anxiety, Physical relaxation, Mental relaxation, Health and Anxiety
• Guidance on putting self-help into practice
• Closed social network of SAM users

The content of SAM is presented in various media formats in order to support users in learning about anxiety and practicing self-help. Although not text-heavy, users will need to study the guidance to get the best out of SAM. Users are encouraged to build their own Anxiety Toolkit of SAM resources that they find helpful and to draw on this for regular practice in managing situations that are associated with anxiety.

SAM may be used with or without the support of a registered health practitioner but you may wish to consult with your local health or well-being practitioner if you are uncertain about using SAM.

What’s New

Version 1.2.8

Updated Samaritans phone number
General bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Tammybird77 ,

Great features but needs update

SAM is a great app it's truly fantastic and I'd suggest getting it but it needs an update featuring: notifications!! You don't know if someone has commented on or replied to your post!it could also do with a more elegant style but that's just me being picky.

Ivanciano ,


There are 2 or 3 little tools which I find incredibly useful always. I get confused sometimes with some menu options, I think there is some redundancy and user experience could be improved. Having said that I love the app and hopefully they can add even more tools!

Mcbennie ,

Extremely helpful

i found this app while searching for a way to occupy my mind during anxiety and this is wonderful! the only way to make this better would be adding relaxing techniques and more things to the app
Amazing, helpful and extraordinary app if you have anxiety


University of the West of England
31 MB
Health & Fitness

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
© 2015 University of the West of England, Bristol, UK


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