Is returning to work making you nervous? Even before it arrives, is the first week of university already triggering a wave of stress? If you think your mental health has seen better days and you need to vent with someone who doesn't judge you, you can now do so with the help of Woebot.
The free app that won the Google Play Award 2019 for Best Wellness App was launched in 2017 by a team of Stanford University researchers who wanted to make access to good mental health more widely accessible.
Whenever you need them, you can access the app and chat with a smart personal assistant ready to listen and guide you through tough times, keeping all records of interactions private.
Although not a complete substitute for guidance from a professional, application can help the user through tools based on cognitive behavioral therapy. In addition, the emotional accompaniment functionality can enable a greater understanding of oneself.
If you need extra motivation you can read the testimonials from the psychology team behind the application that can teach you not only strategies to control stress, but also to deal with anxiety, sadness. and loneliness or even symptoms of depression.
For now, Woebot is only available in English, however, you can download it for free at both the Play Store for Android and the App Store for iOS devices.