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These digital tools meet NHS quality standards for safety, usability and accessibility and are being tested now with NHS patients to see if there is sufficient evidence to provide them an NHS stamp of approval.
Being tested in the NHS

Category: Mental Health

Price: Free

Mobile App


Cypher (formerly Silent Secret) is an anonymous peer-to-peer social network. It is a space to share your feelings and secrets, give and receive support, and connect to other support organisations.


Who is it suitable for?

Cypher is suitable for anyone who wants to share their thoughts and connect with others.

How do I access it?

You can download the Cypher app for free from the App Store and Google Play.

How does it work?

Cypher app allows you to:

  • anonymously share your thoughts and feelings
  • post comments, ‘hugs’, ‘hearts’ or ‘me2s’ on what others share
  • instant message others in your support network
  • use the ‘Get support’ function to connect with other support organisations
  • pick a virtual pet who gets happier the more good you do

Use of the tools / apps presented in this library are not intended to be a substitute for a consultation with a healthcare professional. It is up to you to contact a healthcare professional if you are concerned about your health. See our full disclaimer here.