Sanvello uses principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help users with symptoms of anxiety, depression or stress. Users complete a self assessment questionnaire and receive anxiety, stress and depression scores. Sanvello uses these scores to track the user’s progress over time and to provide personalised activities and exercises. Exercises include educational articles and videos, guided meditations, and mood tracking. Some other tracking features are found under the tools tab including meditation, health, hope, thoughts, and goals. Sanvello offers two social features. The first is a Healthcare feature where users can give a professional access to their profile and information. The second is a community message board where users may connect by posting, liking and chatting.
Overall Score: Acceptable
Does the app provide the option of a pin entry or log-in process to view and enter user data?: Yes
Rating Date: July 2019
Available For: Requires iOS 9.0 or later, requires 5.0 and up for android
Developer: Pacifica Labs Inc.
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Psychoeducation/Information, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Target Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress and Anxiety
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional?: Yes
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it On: iTunes, Google Play, Online
Research on this App
500 adults were randomized and assigned to waitlist controlled trial. They found the app was effective in reducing self reported symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress.