Friday, February 9, 2018

Tomo Study

Tomo is a peer support network and behaviour change app that helps people to manage their mental wellbeing.

We are inviting you to take part in a study which will evaluate the effects of using the Tomo app.  

Participants in the study will be asked to use the app for eight weeks, and in this time, the research team will measure how the app is used and how this affects your psychological well-being.

Take part

  • Contact us to confirm eligibility
  • Attend an introduction session to get set up on the app and receive £15
  • Start using the Tomo app
  • Express interest to attend optional discussion groups
  • Receive £40 at the end of the 8 week study


The study will begin at an introductory session in the early evening on Wednesday 9th of May. It will take an hour maximum.


If you chose to take part, you’ll be invited to attend a session at LSBU (Elephant and Castle) where we will show you how the Tomo app works and we’ll ask you start using the app for eight weeks. After this initial introduction session, you’ll be invited to express an interest to join a discussion group to evaluate the app, which will also be hosted at LSBU. You can take part in the study without attending the discussion groups. 

Who can participate

 You are eligible to participate if you:

  • ‍You are over 18 years of age
  • You own an iPhone and are prepared to use the Tomo app for eight weeks
  • You self-assess as ‘often feeling low and/or often feeling blue’
  • Can attend an orientation session at London South Bank University

Unfortunately, you will be unable to participate if you: 

  • Have a formal diagnosis of depression or other diagnosed mental health disorder
  • Self-report having feelings of suicide or self-harm
  • Have a score on our well-being questionnaire that exceeds a predetermined threshold

Contact us

To participate in this study simply complete the short application form.

If you provide your details, we will contact you with more information about the study. These details will be held by LSBU and only be used to contact you to discuss your participation in the study. They will not be shared with other parties.

Research Ethics Reference: SAS1731
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