Limit symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks 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 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 the NHS Merseycare Trust.
We will also be clinically evaluating whether Flowy works with a pilot study assessing efficacy and feasability to be published later this year in collaboration with Queen Mary, University of London. Our study has been formally reviewed by the Queen Mary Research Ethics Committee. We promise to share our data with you. More information for clinicians
How does Flowy stop you from hyperventilating?
Why use Breathing Retraining Excercises?
But I read research that said breathing retraining exercises don’t work.
Can BREs become a safety behaviour?
Does Flowy work alongside other interventions?
How will the data be stored, used and protected?
Will my GP have access to Flowy’s data?
Gameplay and Functionality
Are you making more minigames?
WIll I be able to rate an attack if I want?
Will Flowy keep track of my location using GPS?
Will Flowy be available outside the UK?
Can I help test if I am outside the UK?