Limit symptoms of a panic attack in six minutes of play.
Play puzzles designed to help your breathing, with kittens, monsters and robots!
Flowy releases on iOS and Android in Autumn 2014.
This is one of our testers. Let's call her Sophie.
Sophie experiences social anxiety. She finds it difficult to socialise with people. Sometimes panic attacks keep her away from her desk at work.
When Sophie feels anxious, she reaches for her phone to distract her.
With Flowy she can play a game that’s controlled by her breathing. She solves puzzles that take her through Breathing Retraining Exercises. She wins by staying calm.
Breathing Retraining Exercises have been proven to relieve the symptoms of a panic attack in 80% of cases. There is strong evidence to show that Breathing Retraining can *reduce the severity and frequency of panic attacks*, which you can read here
We are designing Flowy to:
Monitor your use and help you understand your triggers
Give you the confidence to stop avoiding places or people
Alert you to seek help if your symptoms get worse
We are absolutely committed to making sure that Flowy works. We are making sure it does by doing our research, collaborating with experts and by testing Flowy with people who experience anxiety and panic attacks.
Flowy is being supported by the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at King’s College London and the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies teams in Camden and Southwark, and is going through a formal ethics process with the NHS Merseycare Trust.
We will also be clinically evaluating whether Flowy works in collaboration with the NHS later this year. We promise to share our data with you. More information for clinicians