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Self-help apps

All of these apps can provide an additional resource for personal development and help in the maintenance of your health and wellbeing. They're not a replacement for individual or group counselling, but can give you the extra support you need.

Although all of these apps have been tested and reviewed by us, we can't guarantee their content or effectiveness, or their compliance with data protection. The information on this page is subject to change as the apps are updated.

 

Manage your anxiety and stay calm

Breathe2Relax

breathe2relax

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Guided "belly breathing" exercises to help reduce symptom during a panic attack.

Buddhify

buddhify

£1.99 on Android

£3.99 on iPhone

Mindfulness meditation on the go, with custom guided meditation tracks to suit your mood.

De-Stress-ify

destressify

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Stress-busting techniques to tackle thoughts, feelings and beliefs for a calmer and happier life.

Flowy

flowy

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Designed to help combat panic attacks, Flowy is an absorbing and calming game.

 

Headspace

headspace

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Short sessions and tutorials on meditation and mindfulness designed to improve wellbeing.

MindShift

mindshift

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Pocket coaching tool designed to help you cope with anxiety through relaxation.

SAM (Self-Help for Anxiety Management)

SAM

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Self-Help for Anxiety Management, designed to help you get control of your emotions.

Stop Breathe and Think

stopbreathe

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Provides brief ustom guided meditations to help build compassion, mindfulness and meditation.

 

Stop Panic and Anxiety

stoppanic

Free on Android

Calming exercises and lots of self-help material to tackle panic attacks.

MoodMission

MoodMission

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Discover new and better ways of coping with low mood and anxiety.

The more you use it, the more personalised it becomes.

ESC+ Student

ESC+Student

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Self-care health app specifically designed for students.

Lots of information about mental health conditions, symptoms and treatment.

Stay Alive
stayalive

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

An app designed to help you or someone else stay safe.

Packed with useful info and self-help strategies including a safety plan.

 

Manage your mood

Black Rainbow

blackrainbow

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Tips for beating depression through guided relaxation and mood-boosting techniques. 

Calm Harm

       Calm Harm

 

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Provides strategies that help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm.

Emoodjiemoodji

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Specifically designed for students this App lets you track your mood with emojis and selfies. 

Catch it     Catch it

 

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Lets you log your mood anytime, anywhere.

Helps you manage your feelings and look at problems in a different way to improve your mental wellbeing.

 

Pacifica

Pacifica

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Helps you develop new strategies to manage anxiety and low mood 

Rise-Up

        Rise Up

 

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Disordered eating self-monitoring tool to help you track your emotions and eating and to recognize patterns and triggers.

What's Up

whatsup

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

An app that uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy methods to help you cope.

 

 

Improve your sleep

Pzizz

pzizz

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

A selection of different tracks designed to help you get daytime "power naps" and sleep better at night.

Relax Melodies

melodies

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Provides a choice of 50 soothing recordings designed to aid sleep.

Sleepio

sleepio

Free on iPhone

Sleep improvement programme featuring Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques. Pro version also available.

Sleep Time

sleeptime

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

A great way to monitor how you sleep and determine the best time to wake you up gradually.

 

Sleep Well

Sleep Well

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

App designed to reduce anxious thoughts, help you fall asleep more quickly and improve sleep quality through relaxing sounds and gentle hypnosis.

 

 

 

University Counselling Service

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email: counselling.service@nottingham.ac.uk