Resources: Apps for Mental Wellbeing

Anxious Minds (free to use)

Anxious minds are a charity that was set up by sufferers of anxiety and depression, to provide free support to all suffers of anxiety and depression. No matter where you are, no one should suffer alone just because you cannot… Read more

BASE (free to use)

BASE is an app designed by Solent NHS Trust‘s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Brookvale youth Mental Health Service to help manage stress and anxiety. Stress affects everyone and is a completely normal reaction that people experience when feeling overwhelmed… Read more

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… Read more

Catch It (free to use)

Catch It is a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, to help users better understand their moods through use of an ongoing diary. The app was designed to illustrate some of the key principles of psychological approaches… Read more

Couch to 5k (free to use)

Walk and run your way to 5k this Couch to 5k app designed to take total beginners from walking to running for 30 minutes in just 9 weeks. Millions of people have already started running with our simple Couch to… Read more

Elefriends (free, 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… Read more

Emoodji (free to use)

Emoodji by Mind is a free app for the ups & downs of university life, from exam stress & homesickness to the joys of last exams done! Take a selfie or photo, choose the right emoji for your mood and… Read more

Fear Tools – Anxiety Kit (free to use)

FearTools is an evidence-based app designed to help you combat anxiety, aiding you on your road to recovery. This application is especially useful for those suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, and Social Anxiety Disorder. The app contains several simple,… Read more

Five Ways to Wellbeing (free to use)

This app offers a practical way to help you feel good and function well in the world. Reflect on your wellbeing, set activities to help you improve your wellbeing and track your progress –  all from the comfort of your… Read more

Happier (free to use)

Happier helps you stay more present and positive throughout the day. Its Apple Watch app is like your personal mindfulness coach — use it to lift your mood, take a quick meditation pause, or capture and savour the small happy… Read more

Happy Healthy App

Happy Healthy is an app that allows you to keep track of your lifestyle, exercise, nutrition and sleep habits so that you can become happier and healthier by gradually changing your daily habits.

Just6 (free to use)

Just 6 seconds of mindfulness can make you more productive, focused, creative and happy. Just6 is currently only a web-based app that can be accessed on a PC, laptop or smart phone. The app helps to prepare you for meditation… Read more

Mental Health Recovery Guide (free to use)

There are 17 essential things you need to know to fast track your recovery from mental illness. The Mental Health Recovery Guide (MHRG) will tell you what they are. If you suffer from depression, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, and if… Read more

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… Read more

Mood Tools – Depression Aid (free to install)

If you are feeling sad, anxious, or depressed, lift your mood with MoodTools. MoodTools is designed to help you combat depression and alleviate your negative moods, aiding you on your road to recovery. The app contains several different research-supported tools.… Read more

Moody Me App

You can track your mood with the Moody Me mood tracker to find out what makes you feel good. Keep a diary of your mood, note what affects it and record any treatments you’re taking. Take pictures of what makes… Read more

RCPsych Mental Health App (free to use)

This is an application developed for the Royal College of Psychiatrists by Dr. Melvyn Zhang. The aim of this application is to: 1. Provide general public information about key mental health disorders 2. Provide links to relevant videos and podcasts… Read more

Reasons2 (free to use)

Reasons2 is a free app designed by Young People and Washington Mind to help improve mental health. The app will allow people to: • Manage their mental wellness by building their own profile of Reasons2 feel better. • Upload pictures… Read more

Recovery Record (free to use)

Recovery Record is the smart companion for managing your journey to recovery from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, obsessive eating disorder, binge eating disorder and compulsive eating disorder. With Recovery Record you can: Keep a record of meals,… Read more

Relax Melodies (free to install)

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… Read more

Rise Up + Recover (free to use)

Rise Up + Recover is an app for people struggling with food, dieting, exercise and body image. The app is based upon self-monitoring homework, a cornerstone of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). With the Rise Up + Recover app you can:… Read more

SAM: Self-help for Anxiety Management (free to use)

SAM is an app to help you understand and manage anxiety. The app has been developed in collaboration with a research team from UWE, Bristol. SAM will help you to understand what causes your anxiety, monitor your anxious thoughts and behaviour… Read more

Silvercloud (free to use)

Silvercloud provides a wide range of supportive and interactive programmes, tools and tactics for mental and behavioural health issues. These programmes address wellbeing, life balance, time management, communication skills, goal setting, communication and relationship management, anger management, stress management, relaxation… Read more

Smart Recipes (free to use)

The FREE Smart Recipe app from Change4Life is an easy way of helping you prepare tasty, healthier meals the whole family will love. We all love tasty food but it’s not always easy to cook for the family if you’re… Read more

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… Read more

StepFinder (free to use)

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… Read more

Stress & Anxiety Companion

The Stress & Anxiety Companion app gives you the tools you need to manage anxious feelings and identify triggers so they won’t trip you up in the future. It can help build your mental muscles to make you stronger and… Read more

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.

What’s Up? (free to install)

What’s Up? is a fantastic free app utilising some of the best CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress and more! With a beautiful, modern design, simple heading… Read more

Wrap – Wellness Recovery Plan (cost £3.03)

WRAP® is universal – it is for anyone, any time, and for any of life’s challenges. WRAP® involves listing your personal resources (Wellness Tools), and then using these resources to develop Action Plans to use in specific situations which are… Read more