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Recommended Apps

Podcasts

It’s also well worth taking a look at the ‘Mental Health Foundation’s 16 free podcasts’ to help you live a mentally happier life – from New Years’ Resolutions to Relaxation for Better Sleep to Mindfulness and How to Overcome Fear and Anxiety.
Can be listened to on the Mental Health Foundation website, downloaded or subscribe to on iTunes.

Stepfinder

Free to Use – This App is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Got a problem, need local help?  StepFinder pin-points your nearest local support service and shows you how to get there using your phone.  It shows you tips and recommendations from other young people so you know what to expect when you use a service for the first time.

StepFinder is a totally free and confidential.

So take control, and navigate to the right support.

 

Relax Melodies

(Free to install. Contains adverts and in-app purchases)

Relax Melodies is a relaxation and sleep app that allows you to select sounds and melodies that you like and combine them to create a mix. Lay back, listen, and enjoy falling asleep. This app can also be used in many other situations aside from sleep; perfect during some of your favorite activities such as relaxing at the spa, exercising in your yoga or relaxation classes, massaging sessions, or even when taking a nap!   For parents, the ideal to help your baby fall asleep!

  • 50 High quality ambient sounds, including 2 binaural beats frequencies for brainwave entrainment.
  • Mix your favorite sounds together with different volume to create your own personal melodies and get infinite possibilities!
  • High quality Retina graphics
  • Include 8 off the shelf favorites for easy startup
  • Create, Save, Name, Sort and Replay your favorites easily
  • Multiple Alarms & Timers system. Use your own favorite as alarm to wake up slowly.

MindShift

(Free to use)

Struggling with anxiety?  Tired of missing out?  There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life.  MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety.  It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.

MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety.  This app includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety, as well as specific tools to tackle:

  • Test Anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Social Anxiety
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Worry
  • Panic
  • Conflict

Think of MindShift as your portable coach helping you face challenging situations and take charge of your life.

MindShift is the work of a collaboration between AnxietyBC (http://www.anxietybc.com) and BC Mental Health & Addiction Services (http://www.bcmhas.ca). to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety – teaches relaxation skills, develops new thinking and suggests healthy activities.

Wellmind

(Free to use)

Wellmind is your free NHS mental health and wellbeing app designed to help you with stress, anxiety and depression.  The app includes advice, tips and tools to improve your mental health and boost your wellbeing.

Daylio

(Free to install. Contains adverts and in-app purchases)

Daylio enables you to keep a private diary without having to type a single line. Pick your mood and add activities you have been doing during the day. You can also add notes and keep an old school diary. Daylio is collecting recorded moods and activities in the statistics and calendar.

This format will help you to understand your habits better.

Stay Alive

(Free to use)

This app is a pocket suicide prevention resource, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe.

You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

The Stress & Anxiety Companion

(£0.99) This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

The Stress & Anxiety Companion app gives you the tools you need to manage anxious feelings and identify their triggers, so they won’t trip you up in the future. It can help build your mental muscles to make you stronger and happier. Some of the features include:

Anxiety busting exercises:

  • Re-Breathing: control your breathing with the help of our visual exercises.
  • Mindfulness and muscle relaxation recordings to help your muscles relax and ease tension.
  • Brain exercises: Quick and fun exercises to interrupt anxious or negative thinking.

Elefriends

(Free to use. For over 17’s only)

Elefriends is a supportive online community from the mental health charity Mind. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard. Whether you’re feeling good right now, or really low, it’s a place to share experiences and listen to others.

  • Post updates and catch up with the community feed.
  • Read and write posts offline.
  • Share photos directly from your device.
  • Passcode protected.
  • Choose when and how you want to receive notifications.

Moderated by the ‘Ele handlers’ from 10 am until midnight.

Calm Harm

(Free to use)

Calm Harm provides tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self- harm. You can add your own tasks too and it’s completely private and password protected.

What does it do?

The four categories of tasks target the main reasons for why people self-harm.

Distract helps to combat the urge by learning self-control;

Comfort helps to care rather than harm;

Express gets those feelings out in a different way and

Release provides safe alternatives to self-injury.