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Feeling Good for NHS

The Feeling Good app is NHS-approved and meets the latest NHSx Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC).

In the NHS the Feeling Good App is used for:

  • Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Sleep problems
  • Physical symptoms of stress & anxiety such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), tension headaches, muscles tension, chronic pain

Simple to Implement with a local licence, giving:

  • Access codes for patients, with supporting information in an A4 sheet
  • In-app measuring of depression and anxiety (PHQ9 & GAD7) at the start, at 2 weeks, and at 7 weeks
  • Staff training via online modules & webinars, consistently highly evaluated by multidisciplinary groups, since 2006,  PGA certificated
  • Waiting room posters/digital screens

Listen to GP Dr Jo Gardiner and patient, Police Officer Kevin McGhee, talk about the Feeling Good app with Janice Forsyth BBC Radio Scotland’ 20.07.20

A Positive Patient Experience

  • Easy to engage with
  • Relaxing audios to listen to at home
  • Guided self-help or self-managed
  • Proven results


the app was easy to use


would recommend the app to a friend


life had improved

"Gave me the power to take back my life from within the grips of anxiety"


We believe that GPs and Primary Care clinicians can make a definite contribution to helping patients with mental health problems. Keeping place-based treatment can avoid problems with referral, such as stigma and new appointments.

Our approach is to give clinicians the knowledge and tools to educate their patients in the science of distress and recovery.  Patients want to be treated in primary care. GPs attending our workshops find their job more satisfying and understand how to better look after their own wellbeing.


Starting in family medicine (primary care), we soon branched out into Psychiatric care.  A number of psychiatrists and psychiatric care staff (nurses and OTs) have attended our training.

These staff recognise that the programme is transdiagnostic and helpful for patients with different psychiatric ‘diagnosis’; indeed the use of diagnosis in psychiatry is regarded by many as unhelpful (see European Guide).


The programme has been used for recovery from stroke, and studies by Cambridge University. Results were very positive, showing participants really appreciated the ability to take control of their anxiety, and illustrated the use of visualisation and the recall of positive memories to power recovery.

It is heart-warming and insightful to read the contributions from the participants. Rehabilitation is one of the most important fields of medicine: the ability to promote recovery.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

The Anne Rowling Unit in Edinburgh ran an RCT into the use of the Feeling Good App for those with Multiple Sclerosis.  Results showed a significant improvement in quality of life. The paper is being assessed for publication.


'It's great and the patients with free data often download it in the consultation‘

Dr Julian Tomkinson, GP, Training Programme Director, South Central Manchester

‘We all use them extensively in the …medical centre and would certainly consider this to be a very important and valuable first step in the treatment of depression.’

Edinburgh GP

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Enhance your patients' & staff’s health, wellbeing and resilience with Feeling Good

If you’re interested in implementing Feeling Good in your practice/health board/CCG as part of your service, we would love to hear from you.

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