Why we recommend Tomo
- Tomo is all about the community, seeing how many other people out there are working to build better mental health is both comforting and inspiring.
- Tomo is based on Behavioural Activation, a therapy that is a core part of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and is used worldwide to help manage mental health conditions.
- Tomo is an NHS-approved app, that is recommended by doctors and therapists in the UK and beyond.
- Tomo has over 70 healthy habits to choose from. They can be small (drink a glass of water) or a little larger (clean your house or flat); they can be just for you (read for pleasure) or about someone else (care for a pet). No matter who you are, the app has something for everyone.
How it works
Every day you do good things for your mental health. Maybe you get out of bed, walk the dog, or even just drink a glass of water. Turn these simple activities into habits, and you will stay healthy for longer.
Tomo is there to help you do that by working out what habits are right for you, helping you schedule them on a regular basis, and bringing you into a community where you can share your journey.
Head to their website to set up your account and then download the app to get started on your android or iOS device.
Their friendly chatbot will help you pick the right habits for you, from a collection of over 70 healthy activities. Tomo can send you gentle reminders to help you keep your healthy habits going.
Every time you do an activity, you post a photo celebrating your success with the Tomo community. When you share a photo, they ask three members to check it for you.
Once they have checked Tomo they let you know. Then it is your turn to help some other people out.
To help you out, Tomo’s clinical director Dr Chi-Chi Obuaya has written a three month Tomo course, that will show you how to make your behaviour sustainable. This costs £23.99 and includes access to the app, for Live Better With members they are offering an exclusive 20% discount.
A standard Tomo subscription costs £9.99 per month.