Self Care by AbleTo (previously Sanvello)

Say hello to Self Care by AbleTo!

Self Care is a new on-demand app for self-help for stress and emotional well-being, replacing Sanvello in 2023.

With Self Care, you will have self-care techniques, coping tools, meditations, and more – that you can access anytime, anywhere. You’ll get personalized content that is designed to help you boost your mood and shift your perspectives. Tools created by clinicians are suggested for you based on your responses to a short, optional assessment. Self Care is here to help you feel better and is available at no additional cost to you.

If you use the Sanvello app, you will find many of the same programs in Self Care, including:

  • Mood Tracking
  • Health/ Habit Tracking
  • Meditations/ Mindfulness Exercises
  • Journaling
  • Collections – guides to help you handle day to day challenges
  • Curated content for teens ages 13-19
  • In the Sanvello app, you may have used ‘Communities’ – a place to find peer support from other users going through similar experiences. This program will be added to Self Care later in 2023.

To access Self Care, visit AbleTo and click ‘Get Started’. Your access code is the Group Number on your UHC health insurance card. Once you have set up your profile, you can download the AbleTo app at Google Play or Apple App Store. Please note: If you are currently using the Sanvello app, you will get a notification with instructions to log into the AbleTo app.

In response to the increasing need to support teen mental health, AbleTo Self Care is now offering curated content for teens ages 13-19. Access is available for 12 months from the date of registration. Users can access Self Care by visiting Once there, users will click “Get started” and they will be prompted to enter their access code “teen”. From there, users can follow the prompts to complete their registration.

If you have any questions, please contact the UHC Nurse Advocate, Brisgette Sims RN, BSN, at 314-440-3882 or

PsychHub Videos

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Message a dedicated therapist anytime, anywhere, 24/7. Therapists respond daily, five days a week. Schedule live video sessions, when needed. Your cost will reflect the behavioral health office visit benefit according to the plan you are on.  You may use your FSA or HSA money to assist in paying your portion. Learn more at

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This teletherapy service is designed for clinicians and is staffed by mental health professionals who understand the clinician lifestyle. Therapy is focused on building new skills to help you navigate the health care environment. MARVIN therapists are included in the University-sponsored health plan. To confirm coverage, you can look up the name of the MARVIN therapist at If you would prefer out-of-pocket payments, you can indicate that in your intake and MARVIN will bill you directly. To learn more, visit

App’s for Self-Care

  • Calm is a great app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation. It has simple meditation tools that can make you feel relaxed, calm and peaceful. Download it at Google Play or Apple’s App Store. Calm is also available in a web version at
  • Headspace is great app that makes meditation simple. It teaches people the life changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes to help people stress less and focus more and even sleep better. Download it at Google Play or Apple’s App Store.
  • Simple Habit is offering a new, free meditation collections designed specifically for stress and anxiety related to COVID-19. Topics include self-care, easing fear, mindful communication with family, and guided yoga.  Download it at Google Play or Apple’s App Store.
  • Muse is offering a ‘Stress Less” collection of 20 guided meditations by world-renowned practitioners for free within the app. Download it at Google Play or Apple’s App Store.
  • Smiling Mind is a free app that provides guided meditation and mindfulness exercises for both children and adults. Specialty content developed for school-aged children and young adults is also provided free of charge to encourage healthy emotional well-being for all ages. Download the app at Google Play or Apple’s App Store.
  • Healthy Minds Program is podcast-style app that provides lessons for both resting and active sessions to help you improve your well-being. It’s also a free skill-based learning app that explains the science behind well-being practices. Download the app at Google Play or Apple’s App Store.
  • Shine App focuses on daily habits for rest, healing and growth to support mental health. Get support, for a fee, from a diverse team that understands your unique needs and contains an audio library of over 800+ original meditations, bedtime stories and calming sounds to help you shift your mindset. Learn more on the Shine website.

Helping Our Own – #WashUTogether

Faculty and staff from Psychiatry, the Department of Medicine, Human Resources, the Brown School of Social Work and Habif Health and Wellness work together to ensure our mental health support meets the needs of our community.