About the app
Everyone has worries pop into their head from time to time, but sometimes they won't go away and start to impact your everyday life.
ReachOut WorryTime interrupts this repetitive thinking by setting aside your worries until later, so you don't get caught up in them and can get on with your day. This means you can deal with worries once a day, rather than carrying them around with you 24/7.
- decide on a time, place and length of time to deal with your worries each day
- when you notice yourself worrying about something, add it to WorryTime and get on with your day
- use your WorryTime to review the worries you've added and ditch the ones that no longer matter to you.
Produced in consultation with the Centre for Clinical Interventions, ReachOut WorryTime is based on cognitive behavioural techniques that are used by health and wellbeing practitioners to assist people with anxiety and stress.
Disclaimer: may be used with or without support from a registered health practitioner, but you may wish to consult with your local health or wellbeing practitioner if you are uncertain about using it.
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This app would be particularly useful to young people who suffer from anxiety disorders or during a stressful time like the HSC. This app provides an engaging and young person friendly way to record and measure worry in between sessions. It also utilises the Worry time approach to reduce overall time spent worrying and encourage focus and problem solving instead. Highly recommended.
I would use this for keeping track of what's on my mind throughout the day. I always try to write what's bothering me down before I go to bed so I can think about it in the morning, but this is way better! I can do it on my phone and keep track of how often issues come to mind!
I didn't like...
It's good to type up the things you are worried about and need help with. I like the graphics and the triumph you feel when you throw it away.
I didn't like...
That I can only set time for that day, sometimes I would like to leave it for another day when I can "worry" about it with someone else who can help me.