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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.

Worry Box

worrybox

Free on Android

Virtual journal to log worries and then explore them and reduce anxiety.

Wellmind

nhswellmind

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

NHS wellbeing app which provides information and strategies to help you deal with stress, anxiety and depression.

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. 

Happijar

happijar

Free on iPhone

 

 

This app stores your happy moments in music, images and texts, allowing you to get a mood boost any time.

Emoodji

emoodji

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

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

NHS Depression

nhsdep

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

A self assessment and symptom tracker from the NHS specific to depression. 

 

Productive

productive

Free on iPhone

A handy app aimed at busy people trying to find a better balance in their lives by helping them schedule. 

Mood Tools

Mood Tools

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

This app helps you manage depression and anxiety by identifying triggers and help you cope.

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.

 

Relax & Sleep Well

sleepwell

Free on Android

Free on iPhone

Hypnotherapy app with different tracks aimed at total relaxation.

 

 

 

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