Categories: Mental health, NHS services

Free in some areas

ieso is an online course using instant messaging for people with mental health problems. The confidential service puts you in touch with a therapist trained in cognitive behavioural therapy. The therapy is by text so you can review your sessions at any time.

This app has been updated and is currently under reassessment.


Who is it suitable for?

ieso is for people with mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias and stress.

How does it work?

ieso uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you change the way you think and feel about things.

You'll be matched with a therapist who will contact you to introduce themselves and arrange your first appointment. 

Appointments are either 30 or 60 minutes long and can be scheduled for any time of the day, including evenings and weekends. 

The length of your treatment depends on your needs. You can expect to have between four and 12 therapy sessions.  

You may have more or less than this – your therapist will give you an idea of what to expect after your initial appointment.

Report an issue

You can contact the developer directly to report any issue or if you have any questions about this product.

Please share the details through our contact form for our records.

How do I access it?

Find out if ieso is available as a free NHS treatment in your area.

You can connect to the service from any computer, tablet or smartphone with internet access.

Page last reviewed: 04/04/2018
Next review due: 04/04/2021


The app developer is solely responsible for their app's advertisement, compliance and fitness for purpose. Unless stated otherwise, apps are not supplied by the NHS, and the NHS is not liable for their use.

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