A short while ago, a company reached out to me called ‘My online therapy’. They told me about their new self care app soon to launch and wanted to work with me. I was really kindly gifted a free year of the ‘Self Care’ app to try out, enjoy and review for my online friends to see and maybe use if they feel it’s for them. I also come bearing a discount code! You can use BURSTSOFAUTUMN20 to get 20% off an annual self-care subscription*
This app is a great combination of things. It allows you to track your mood, your levels of anxiety, stress and depression and comes with a weekly flow chart showing how you have been and what days you felt better or worse.
You can also find interviews about various mental health topics with celebrities, blog posts and exercises to help you when you are feeling down, stressed, anxious and much more. They also include various courses you can do to improve your knowledge on self care too.
On top of learning, they have immediate relief functions for when you are in crisis or are in need of immediate help with your thoughts and feelings as well as therapists you can book.
The home page
As you can see, the home page starts with any psychologists you have been matched to which allows you to have therapy sessions. My matched professionals are not available sadly and so I am unsure how this function works and whether there are any additional in app purchases needed for these private sessions. I would however imagine so. The chair icon next to the homepage is for any therapy sessions you have.
When we scroll down we can see that there is a section where popular musician Professor Green is discussing mental health with some of ‘My online therapy’ psychologists.
Scroll along on the app to watch these interviews. There are then the articles on the ‘Discover’ page such as ‘6 signs therapy is working. These are great to read and super insightful
Check-ins and courses
As you can see below, the heart icon in the footer menu takes you to your courses on self care and your check ins. You can check in with yourself covering Anxiety, Depression and Mood overall and the app tracks these check ins on a chart to see how your mood dips and rises over a period of time.
The ‘course’ section is a great addition. It’s small but insightful and definitely helps with building knowledge on Anxiety and Depression. I assume they will be adding more courses in time but at the moment there are only two. These courses are made of videos we listen to, like training.
There is a section at the bottom of the check ins and self care section that is an immediate relief resource. If you click on this you will then be taken to the page with exercises to immediately help relieve emotions and help you with your current mood.
The collections are meant to help ‘When life gets a little heavy’ and include exercises on anxiety, depression, relationships, sleep, anger, OCD, work stress, finding your purpose, eating disorders, student life, self harm and becoming the best version of yourself. The exercises within these collection include breathing exercises, mindfulness, untangling thoughts, distraction and many more on the different topics.
Below are the different screenshots I took from the app when using the ‘Check-in’ function. So below is what the check ins look like. They come with around 4/5 questions about either Anxiety, Mood or Depression and then gives you an outcome of how you are feeling afterwards.
It then has a speech bubble icon in the footer alongside a profile icon. The message icon is to show messages between yourself and your therapists etc. It’s not a function I use so I cannot comment on this but I think it’s great to have this here, neatly packed and organised for if you do have your own therapists. The profile icon is your account; Your information, payment, packages, security, privacy and various help and customer service.
Overall I have enjoyed using this app. I’m very lucky to have been given free access for a year so I can show you what it entails and share support services with you. You can find the price packages here if you’d like to see how you can access the app and get the most out of it. You can have monthly or annual plans depending on what works best for you and can also have a free trial before you make any commitments financially.
Please let me know if you have found this post useful. And don’t forget to use my discount code at the top of this page.