Stress and Anxiety Companion

Find out how the Stress and Anxiety Companion app helps people reduce the impact of stress and anxiety by using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques.

What is the Stress and Anxiety Companion app?

The Stress and Anxiety Companion app is for people experiencing mild to moderate anxiety or stress. The app is not a cancer-specific service, but may benefit a person living with cancer.

The app can reduce the impact of everyday stress and anxiety by helping people change the way they think and feel about things.

The app uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, breathing exercises, relaxing music and games to help people identify things causing them to feel anxious or stressed so they can replace negative thoughts with positive ones.

The Stress and Anxiety Companion app has been developed by Companion Apps Limited. The service is approved by the NHS and features in the NHS Apps Library.

How does the app work?

The app includes a range of activities, such as:

  • breathing exercises to reduce the physiological impact of anxiety
  • relaxation recordings to help with common daily challenges such as work, travel, studying and more
  • reframing exercises that help people identify negative thoughts, understand what triggers them, and tips on how to tackle them.

The service also includes information and guides about stress, anxiety and well-being.

Trials of the service have shown stress and anxiety levels have reduced from moderate to mild, and people have been helped to manage everyday anxiety.

How can I get the app?

The basic service is free, and a yearly subscription for the full-service costs £12.99. The app is available to download from:


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