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|Free – although to fully access and unlock all of the available features a “premium” subscription needs to be purchased on a monthly or annual basis.
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- Wysa gives instant access to an artificial intelligence (AI) coach to discuss challenging problems and issues in a confidential manner.
- Great for people who struggle to discuss their feelings or seek support when they are facing mental health challenges/stress.
Wysa is an AI coach that the user converses with about different problems/issues – the AI coach uses “chat” mode with the user to discuss different strategies and options to manage these, and also suggests links within the app to find additional support around various topics e.g., managing pain, relationships, wellness, grief, stress and many more.
✔ Gives users access to instant support whenever this is needed (24/7), as long as the user has internet access.
✘ The user needs to be able to access the internet to use the content/chat feature.
Reviewer: Jasmine Murphy, Registered Psychologist, Private Practice
Date of review: March 2023
Comments: I would recommend this app to my clients – what is available free to the user to very relevant, evidenced-based, and walks the user through how to identify what is needed at the time, and suggestions with how to solve the issues (24/7).
Safety concerns: No – no identifying information is requested from the user with the free subscription. Not sure about the premium subscription, but I suspect that all information will be confidential with the psychologists that the user accesses for support.
New Zealand relevance: Yes
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