Partnerships with leading institutions


Tomo is an evidence based product that works with world leading institutions to research how changing behaviour can improve mental health outcomes

Tomo is collaborating with a team of researchers at London South Bank University led by Professor Daniel Frings to understand how Tomo can drive clinically valid outcomes for depression and anxiety.

Professor Frings found that Tomo created new habits in participants over the study period, and had a positive impact on psychometric test outcomes. The first phase of the research study ran from March to June 2018 with 40 participants using the Tomo app while undergoing regular psychometric tests to determine its impact on mental health.

Following these positive initial results, Professor Frings’ team have secured further funding from the ERDF for a second round evaluating Tomo’s impact on a wider population. We will be recruiting Tomo users to this study from June 2019. If you’d be interested in joining this study please contact us.

The team are also seeking funding for a randomised control trial determine the non-inferiority of Tomo compared to Behavioural Activation techniques delivered by a therapist, due to take place in 2021.

Other research partnerships

Tomo is running a pilot with insurance company Saga to determine its impact on the wellbeing of a representative sample of Saga’s over customers. The pilot is due to start in May 2019 and, if successful will be the precursor to further testing.

Tomo won a MIT Brain Health fellowship in September 2017. We have an ongoing collaboration with MIT and an ecosystem of innovators and funders looking to solve the world’s global problems.

Tomo ran a pilot study with PwC in June 2018, investigating the product’s ability to improve wellbeing in the workplace. The results from the study have informed Tomo’s development and PwC’s ongoing wellbeing strategy.

All of Tomo’s research collaborations are on a non-commercial basis. Our collaborations with LSBU, the ERDF and MIT come from a desire to better understand how behaviour and mental health are related.

Our research studies with LSBU are approved by the Ethics Committee of LSBU’s Faculty of Psychology.