Supporting you to live well alongside a difficult diagnosis

Feel calmer and more in control

We help you ride the rollercoaster of emotions a difficult health diagnosis can bring. Our clinical experts provide easy,  evidence-based tools to support you at home, when you need it most.

All our content is designed for people managing long-term health conditions. We cover the topics that other mental health apps don’t, such as accepting a diagnosis, coping with waiting times, or caring for someone.

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In the Smile App you will find:

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Bite Sized Content

Video, audio and written pieces tailored to the challenges and feelings you may have

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Mood Tracking

Daily tracking with personalised content recommendations

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Guided Journal

Personal to you for capturing what is important to you

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Monthly community meetups and expert-led workshops for you to join online

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Written by people in our wider community with lived experience

Supported By

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A white speech bubble on a blue background.  Within the speech bubble reads the recommendation - 'Anxiety and my fear was really high due to my family's health conditions.  Smile's videos, tools and tailored support have really helped me keep it at bay.  Five yellow starts appear underneath the writing and then the name Jay Dhanjal

A white speach bubble sits on top of a lilac background.  The writing within the speach bubble reads 'I discovered strategies on a Smile webinar that ahve really helped me to get to sleep and stop scratching my eczema'.  Under the writing are five yellow starts and then the name Ruth Holroyd
A white speach bubble sits on top of a blue pale blue box.  the writing withint he speach bubble reads ' The Smile App is revolutionary.  If I had this in the early days of my challenges, I don't think my dark times would have been so dark'.  Five yellow stars sit beneath the text followed by the name Helen Eugene
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Not just another mental health app

Smile is the first UK mental health app tailored to the needs of people managing chronic physical health conditions. We know how hard it can be to come to terms with a difficult diagnosis, adapt to a new normal or ride the waves of uncertainty.

So we developed Smile to provide evidence based, expert led support that you can access at home, when you need it most.

Lived experience

We understand the emotional challenges of living with chronic physical  health conditions and have created Smile alongside people with lived experience. Our mission is to provide you with affordable, accessible mental health support that you can tailor to your needs. 

Read our Blogs

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One size doesn’t fit all

We are all for therapy – in fact we encourage it – but we also understand that it can take a long time to get an appointment and even when you do, you need help in between. Chronic physical health conditions aren’t linear and one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why we use five evidence-based approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness. Find out more…

About Smile

ORCHA Approved

ORCHA assess listed health apps and digital health products to ensure they meet relevant clinical, data, privacy, accessibility and usability standards.  Smile App has been approved by ORCHA and is available in their library for health and care professionals to recommend to their patients and service providers.

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