Last published 17 May 2021
Feeling Good Teens offers Positive Mental Training audio programmes for 10 to 15-year-olds to develop self-esteem, resilience and goal-focused motivation. The app is adapted with shorter tracks and a different reader, from the adult app Feeling Good: positive mindset app, which is based on a Swedish Olympic sports performance programme. Feeling Good’s research in the NHS shows that this can help with letting go of worries, cope better with stress, and sleep better.
How could it help me?
The Feeling Good Teens app provides age-appropriate relaxing audio tracks that combine positive psychology and Olympic sports coaching techniques.
There are 11 tracks that vary in length from 3 minutes to 11 minutes. They help you to gain skills for life, such as learning relaxation techniques, developing an inner safe place, increasing self-confidence and boosting self-esteem.
Regular listening to the audio tracks builds inner mental strength, in much the same way as exercise builds muscle.
Find out more about Feeling Good Teens in this video.
What do people say about it?
Feeling Good Teens is part of the ‘Feeling Good for Schools’ programme. 85% of pupils were able to identify benefits, such as feeling calm and/or relaxed, more focus and concentration and being less stressed. As one pupil said: “Whenever you get upset or angry [the audios] just calm you down”.
“A really nice app and introduction to mindfulness and visualisation for teenagers.” – ORCHA review
“I was recommended this app by my teacher and it was amazing. I feel so much more relaxed and less stressed.” – App Store user
Where can I get it?
Good Thinking users can access the Feeling Good Teens app for free – find out more.
This app is not suitable for young people with severe and enduring mental health problems who are at high risk of self-harm or feel suicidal. It may not be helpful for those with a neurodevelopmental disorder (e.g. autism, Asperger’s, ADHD).