Beat Panic

Category: Mental health


Beat Panic is designed to guide people through a panic attack or raised anxiety using their phone.

This app has been updated and is currently under reassessment.


Who is it suitable for?

Anyone who experiences panic attacks or anxiety. It can be used wherever you happen to be when a panic attack or anxiety occurs – whether you're at home or out and about.

How does it work?

The Beat Panic app uses a series of soothing coloured flashcards with messages designed to help you overcome a panic attack in a calm, gentle manner.

Beat Panic aims to help you:

  • focus on something else instead of the panic or anxiety
  • slow your breathing, reduce your heart rate and release the tension
  • get perspective on any worrying thoughts and remind you what is really happening
  • overcome the urge to flee

How do I access it?

Beat Panic is available to download from the App Store.

Page last reviewed: 05/07/2018
Next review due: 05/07/2021


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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