Aviva launches anti-stress app

Aviva has launched a free application (app) called My Stress Kit to help employees manage their stress levels.

The app, which is free to download on smart phones, can be included in employers’ health and wellbeing programme.

Users have to complete a short quiz to identify their stress levels, as well as the life events and triggers that cause them to feel under pressure.

The app then provides a stress diary timeline graph to enable users to track their moods and identify their own trigger points, alongside practical tips and advice from clinical experts to help them take control of each situation.

Doug Wright, medical director at Aviva UK Health, said: “We all experience situations that make us feel stressed and under pressure, but we don’t always recognise what the triggers are.

“My Stress Kit is an engaging app that will help people of all ages understand and manage the everyday pressure of life.

“We’ve drawn upon our in-house clinical expertise and worked closely with psychiatric nurses and a GP to develop a range of handy hints.”

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