Navigate your feelings of anxiety and worry with help from your digital guide

Using the ieso app, you will have interactive conversations, much like a text conversation, with your digital guide. Written by ieso’s accredited clinicians, the programmed digital guide will walk you through videos, educational content, and interactive worksheets.

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About the app-based programme

An app-based programme that takes place over several weeks. Featuring 8 hours of clinical content broken down into bitesize weekly sessions, all designed to help you understand and manage feelings of anxiety, worry and stress.

Based on user experience
Created by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy therapists and psychologists
Helps you develop practical skills to use in day-to-day life

How it works?

Digital support for managing worry and anxiety, prior to starting your ieso typed therapy sessions with your assigned therapist
Available anytime, anywhere
Featuring 8 hours of clinical content and activities broken down into bitesize weekly sessions - so you can work this programme around your commitments     
No travel required
Sessions are confidential and can take place wherever you feel most comfortable. All you need is a smartphone to get started
Guidance towards living well
Learn practical skills to use in day-to-day life to build positive long-term habits
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I am more than what my mind sees me as, or than how other people see me. Every situation is different, and I have the power to control my story.

I am more than what my mind sees me as, or than how other people see me. Every situation is different, and I have the power to control my story.

ieso programme user

What happens next?

1. Register for the app and download

Click ‘Get started’ and create an account using the access code in your welcome message.

Download the free ieso app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

2. Start the programme

The programme is delivered in weekly modules, containing up to 3 sessions of various lengths. Through app-based conversations with your digital guide, you will set goals, break down concerns, address changes to behaviour, and relate to thoughts in a more helpful way.

3. Practice

Using the programme you will learn skills to practice in your typed therapy sessions with your therapist and to use in day-to-day life.

How do I know if this programme is right for me?

You are experiencing regular feelings of worry, anxiety  and stress.
May or may not have a diagnosis of generalised anxiety disorder and/or depression.
You have access to a smartphone that can connect to the internet.
You are aged 18 or over .
For more information please click here.
Please note, the ieso programme is not for emergency use.  
Call 111 – if you are experiencing a mental health crisis and urgently require medical help or advice, but it is not a life-threatening situation.
Call 999 – if you or anyone else is in immediate danger or harm. Call 116 123 – to speak to the Samaritans' helpline 24 hours a day.

People often ask us...

People often want to know how the ieso programme app works and what is involved.  Here’s some of the questions we are often asked:

What do the weekly programme sessions involve?

The sessions will involve you having a conversation with the digital guide, typing answers to questions relating to how you are experiencing worry and anxiety symptoms. You will watch, listen to, and read expert content to help you develop new skills. You will also be invited to complete in-between session tasks that give you the opportunity to practice these skills and try to apply them in your everyday life. Practicing these skills has been proven to help people better manage symptoms of worry and anxiety and live well.

When can I start a new session?

Each new session will be made available after you have completed the previous session and had some time to reflect. When the next session is ready, it will be visible on the ‘today’ screen of the app and titled the session number e.g., “Session 1”. This way you can see how many you have completed, and you can always find your completed transcripts and videos in the ‘Journal’ section.

What will this programme cost me?

This programme is available free through your NHS Talking Therapies provider and will not cost you anything to use.

What should I do if this programme does not help me? Where can I get more support?

If you are not finding the programme helpful, or it isn’t helping in the way you had hoped, please contact our Patient Services team or your assigned clinician. Our Patient Services team can be contact directly via email: or alternatively by calling freephone 0800 074 5560. Please note Patient Services are available Monday-Friday, 9am- 5:30pm.

How is my data protected?

We take data protection seriously. The confidentiality of all information shared between yourself and ieso is upheld to the highest level possible.

To safeguard your information:  

  • We protect your information using the best encryption and security standards.  
  • Your information is stored confidentially. Access to your data is on a strict need-to-know basis.  
  • We will never sell or share your personal data for advertisement or marketing.

Our ieso programme app is available to use and download today

Alternatively, if you would like to find out about other mental health support options available to you in your area, visit the NHS website here.