Foundation for Positive Mental Health

The Foundation for Positive Mental Health promotes positive mental health through the self-managed, NHS accredited Feeling Good App; professional training and research.

Service Description

The Feeling Good App offers Positive Mental Training self-help programmes for:

  • stress
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • confidence
  • coping
  • wellbeing
  • sleep

Research shows Positive Mental Training can help lift mood out of depression, stress and anxiety and build confidence and coping. It can build resilience and decrease burnout.  It can also help with physical symptoms of stress, such as headaches, irritable bowel, fatigue and chronic pain.  It improves ability to focus on a task, to feel positive when talking to others, to perform at your best when you need to.

Positive Mental Training is a series of audio tracks. Each track lasts 18 minutes and is ideally listened to 5 times a week, designed to be listened to in sequence. Research has shown that there is a considerable benefit after 4 weeks, particularly sleeping better and feeling less worried.

Positive Mental Training applies sports training techniques for everyday relaxation and wellbeing. Listening can help you find a moment of calm to improve your mental/ physical health and happiness.

How to access it

The programme is free to people in NHS Lothian or NHS Borders areas. You can access the programme by downloading the Feeling Good: positive mindset App from your app store.  The app is free to download and comes with free access to some audio tracks.  Free access codes (in-app login username and passwords) can be obtained from your GP or health professional.  They may also be able to give you CDs.

A couple of tracks of Positive Mental Training are freely available to listen to on the website or app, so you can try it to see if you like it. You’ll also find a short video about it on the website.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties


This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Ideally for over 16's


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

GPs, CPNs, health professionals

Provider's Name: Foundation for Positive Mental Health

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Foundation for Positive Mental Health provides training workshops for understanding mental health and recovery to a wide variety of professionals, and free to Lothian and Borders NHS staff. Additionally, The Foundation for Positive Mental Health promotes the use of the Feeling Good App, containing an evidence-based audio programme for positive mental health, to enhance everyday wellbeing, increase resilience to, and recovery from, mental health difficulties. The app is approved by NHS digital app store and free via the NHS in Lothian and Borders (ask your GP).

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