Apps and websites for wellbeing skills and supportDevarshi Desai2021-02-01T17:18:11+00:00
WYSA (Google Play/Apple store) – an ‘emotionally intelligent’ penguin that learns to react to the emotions you express. Over time it gets to know you better and proactively reaches out to help you. It uses evidence-based CBT techniques to help you feel better. You can chat with WYSA using text and photo responses.
Headspaceis a site which uses meditation and mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety.
Calm Harm provides tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. It’s completely private and password protected. It uses ideas from an evidence-based therapy called DBT. The focus is to help learn to identify and manage your ‘emotional’ mind with positive impact. The app enables you to track your progress. (Google Play/Apple store)
SAM (Self-help for Anxiety Management) – SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety. (Google Play/Apple store)
Pacifica gives you psychologist-designed tools to address stress, anxiety, and depression based on CBT, mindfulness, relaxation, and mood/health tracking. Calm down in moments of stress or anxiety using deep breathing, muscle relaxation, positive visualization, mindfulness meditations, and more (Google Play/Apple store)
Moodjuice has lots of information to help you think about emotional problems, and work towards solving them.
What’s Up? helps you quickly check-in to find perspective with your thoughts and feelings. When you feel negative thoughts taking over, use the app to help you overcome them. The app also has grounding techniques to help you re-center (Google Play/Apple store)
Minded – Free educational resource on children and young peoples’ mental health for parents and carers.
Stop, Breathe & Think Kids- is a mindful games app designed for kids age 5-10. Kids can check how they are feeling using emojis and try mindful meditations around those emotions. Stickers reward progress and keep mindful activities engaging. (Google Play/Apple store)
Mind Shiftcan help teenagers and young adults manage their anxiety. Gives useful advice and strategies.
CBT Thought diary will help you evaluate, understand and change your thoughts and feelings. You can identify your emotions, analyze how and why you’re feeling this way, challenge negative beliefs, and change your thinking patterns for future situations (Google Play/Apple store)
Catch It – Learn to manage feelings of anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing (Google Play/Apple store)
Worry Watch aims to capture and reflect on momentary self realizations. By logging ‘what might happen’ and then tracking it to ‘what did happen’, we can challenge our perceptions and change future thought patterns (Google Play/Apple store)
Wellmind is designed to help with stress, anxiety and depression. Includes advice, tips and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing.
The Worry Box helps you manage your worries. Keep a personal diary in the app. The Worry Box then helps you decide if the worry is unimportant, important, controllable, or uncontrollable. The app will give you techniques to help manage it, like next steps or coping statements to tell yourself. (Google Play/Apple store)
SilverCloud is an online course to help people manage stress, anxiety and depression. You work through a series of topics selected by a therapist to address specific needs. The eight-week course is designed to be completed in your own time and at your own pace. 16+
Sleepio helps people overcome sleep problems. It’s based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Evidence suggests that it can even help people with long-term sleep problems sleep better. (Google Play or Apple store)
Kids Sleep Dr: The app helps parents understand and improve the sleeping and waking patterns of children and young people from newborns to teenagers