Treat depression, without the side effects of drugs

  • Wearable headset used by over 20,000 people
  • Used by the NHS and available at Well Pharmacy
  • Rated Excellent on Trustpilot
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"The treatment has seen significant improvements on measures of depression severity"

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“It was like a switch flicked”

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"Could this headset stop me needing antidepressants?"

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"The technology is a milestone in mental health care"

Feel better in 3 weeks

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No side effects of medication

Our technology uses a non-invasive brain stimulation method called tDCS.

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Treatment that works fast

No appointments or waiting lists, we deliver in 1-3 working days. 77% of people see a clinical improvement within 3 weeks.

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30-day money-back guarantee

If you’re not happy with your Flow headset for any reason, you can ask to return it within 30 days and receive a full refund. Returning your headset is free and easy.

How Flow works

When you experience depression, there are lower levels of activity in the front area of your brain. This is the part responsible for regulating mood, sleep and motivation.

Your brain runs on electricity; Flow sends gentle electrical impulses into the area that has slowed down. This gets cells firing again and reduces your symptoms of depression.

The technology is called tDCS - or transcranial Direct Current Stimulation.

Until now it was expensive and only available at clinics. With Flow you can access the treatment at home.

Results with Flow

2x
effective as antidepressants
57%
not clinically depressed at 10 weeks
4%
side effects, all minor

Double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial, UK/US (n=173)

"Flow is a lifeline" - what our users say

Margaret

I was driving home tonight and this thought came into my head. I feel alive! Flow is doing something good for me.

Margaret

UK

Sarah-Louise

Meds were making me numb. Since doing Flow, I have the sparkle back. My partner noticed how different I was. I am loving life.

Sarah-Louise

Liverpool

Chris

I'm beginning to feel a lot, lot better after every session. I'm cutting down on the antidepressants, my mind is less fuzzy and I can think straighter.

Chris

UK

Luke

I was going through a divorce and finding things very challenging. Flow gave me more energy, my brain felt more healthy... it helped me through a dark patch.

Luke

Essex

Lindsay

Since using Flow I have felt a vast difference in my energy. I am happier than I have been for a long time.

Lindsay

Derry

Annie

My life was falling apart around me. I couldn't have anticipated how much better Flow made me. I will always have to work at staying well, but Flow has given me a reliable tool.

Annie

Aylesbury

Paul

The major benefits for me are that I feel more resilient and able to cope.

Paul

UK

Sergio

My psychiatrist read about Flow and had good things to say. It gave me the confidence to use the device.

Sergio

Swindon

Dan

I went on a three hour walk yesterday, which is unheard of me. It's helped me get out the rut.

Dan

UK

Jade

After 3 weeks I had become more positive, my head was clearer. I felt less cluttered, more relaxed, and anxious thoughts decreased.

Jade

Bracknell, Berkshire

Tomas

I feel so much calmer and more focused after using it.

Tomas

Bournemouth

Mirac

After 2-3 weeks, I felt more positive and less pessimistic already

Mirac

Liverpool

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Dr Azhar Zafar uses Flow with his patients

Dr Azhar is leading one of 4 NHS programs across the UK to see if GPs can integrate Flow into their current workflows:

“Flow has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our patients, who have reported improvements in their emotional well-being, increased energy levels, and overall functioning. Patients experience minimal discomfort or side effects during its use. Some patients have come off their antidepressants as a result of using Flow."

Alice

"I had nothing to lose"

Although the initial Flow treatment period is 10 weeks, 77% of Flow users see a clinical improvement within 3 weeks.

If you’re not happy with your Flow headset for any reason, you can ask to return it within 30 days and receive a full refund. Returning your device is free and easy.

Our reviews from Trustpilot

We include all of our reviews on our website, we don’t filter any out.

See if Flow can help you

We use an industry recognised quiz called MADRS-s to give you an indication of your depression severity.

Although the quiz cannot diagnose (only a doctor can do that), a score of over 12 indicates depression.

To complete the quiz, choose the statement that best represents how you've been feeling over the past 3 days.

Getting started

step1 headset

1. Buy or rent headset

Delivered in 1-3 working days.

step2 app

2. Download the app

Stimulate with the app and complete behavioural therapy courses.

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3. Use weekly

Use 5 times a week, for 30 mins.
After 3 weeks, reduce to twice a week.

Reviews

4.4 rating on TrustPilot

Recomend

4 / 5 would recommend

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FAQs

Most Flow users experience an improvement in their depression within 3 weeks of using Flow.

We’d advise everyone to complete the full 10 week initial program before evaluating whether Flow is working for them. If Flow has improved your depression after 10 weeks, we’d advise you to continue the treatment for at least another 6 to 12 months.

You can read more on using Flow long-term here.

If the Flow treatment is helpful for the first 10 weeks of your treatment, we recommend you to continue for at least another 6 to 12 months, even if you have become symptom-free.

Our team of clinicians have developed detailed guidance on how to use Flow which you can read here.

Yes. The Flow device was designed by experts and is based on tDCS techniques that have been used in clinics for over a decade to treat depression. The Flow device has undergone research that confirms it is a safe and effective treatment for depression. tDCS is also listed as a treatment for depression on the NHS website.

Read more about Safety and Precautions here.

Yes. About half of our users follow the behavioural therapy courses in the app, but you don't have to. You can listen to music, watch TV, play computer games - whatever you want. Just don't operate heavy machinery, go near water or perform intense exercise.

Whenever works best for you. Some people feel energised after a stimulation so use it in the morning. Some people feel sleepy so do it at night.

Scientifically, it doesn't matter, so you can work out a routine that works for you.

Yes - Flow is perfectly safe to use with antidepressants, and many people use it alongside medication. If you are thinking about lowering your dose of antidepressants, or coming off them completely, you should talk to your Doctor first.

Flow has been tested on depression. We don't have any specific clinical research on how it impacts anxiety on its own.

However, every week people who use Flow answer a questionnaire. In this sample of 10,000 users 58% are less anxious after using Flow for 3 weeks.

We recommend talking to your Doctor if you're considering using Flow for a stand-alone diagnosis of anxiety.

Flow is a medical device, under the following circumstances you should take extra precaution and talk to your Doctor before you use it:

  • Pregnancy (or suspected pregnancy)
  • Bipolar disorder (or having a history of hypomanic/manic episodes)
  • Epilepsy (or having a history of seizures)
  • Heart disease (or suspected heart disease)
  • A neurological or neuropsychiatric condition
  • Having recently had a surgical procedure
  • Having a defect in neurocranium and/or an implant inside the skull
  • Having an active, implanted medical device (e.g. cardiac pacemaker, spinal cord stimulator, vagal nerve stimulator, auricular stimulator, deep-brain stimulating electrodes, cochlear implant, implanted hearing aid or defibrillator) or other implanted, metallic or electronic device
  • Suicidal thoughts (thoughts about ending your life)

Please visit our Help Centre to find answers to other commonly asked questions.