The science behind Bravely
Bravely is more than motivational quotes and breathing exercises. With research before us informing and inspiring what we do, and studies we’re embarking on to break new ground, we strive to be the best possible tool to improve global mental health.science
Standing on the
shoulder of giants
The countless hours by the dedicated researchers and authors around the world, have produced insights that can help millions.
Yet despite its usefulness, this information typically never reaches the masses.
When we set out to build Bravely, we believed fervently that it is critical to be backed by science. We spend everyday extensively combing through published research to bring you the vital knowledge that can make a difference.
From studies on motivation and behavioural science, to research on how you process adversity, to strategies to work with your body’s nervous system and regain control of your anxiety — these scientific conclusions shape Bravely into a tool that lets you improve your mental health with a backing of scientific research you can trust.
Bravely stands on the shoulders of giants. The research that has been done before us will continue to inform and inspire what we do, as we strive to be the best possible tool to improve global mental health.
Some of our favourite research papers
…even just a little bit of sleep loss can affect your daily mood, ability to think and react clearly, and how long it takes for you to recover.(Drake et al., 2001)
Men are more likely to experience distress from a single event for more than one day than woman are for a similar event.(Almeida and Kessler, 1998)
Use of social media amongst 19-32 year olds, is significantly linked to an increase in the likelihood of depression…(Lin et al., 2016)
People who have been physically active, are calmer and face less anxiety when responding to a common stressor than those who have not been physically active.(Puterman et al., 2017)
…using apps to alleviate symptoms and self-manage depression significantly reduced patients’ depressive symptoms.(Firth J et al., 2017)
Understanding Bravely’s impact on your mental health
To test is to know. From interface usability to overall effectiveness, we continuously embark on surveys and research studies to ensure we’re always building something that is proven to work.