These apps are good for your mental health

23 October 2017 by
First published: 11 February 2018

These apps are good for your mental health

Taking care of your mental health on a daily basis is so important. These apps will help you start the journey to finding peace of mind on the go.

There are many people who suffer from mental health problems, but don’t feel that they can openly seek help. That’s why more and more people are turning to smartphone apps. Carphone Warehouse recently polled members of the British public to find out how many people are using apps to try and manage conditions such as anxiety and depression. It discovered that as many as 24 per cent of Brits are regularly finding solace in apps. Of course, we would always recommend seeking advice from your GP or medical professional in the first instance if you feel you need support. But these apps could lend a helping hand.

Elefriends

You never have to feel like you’re alone thanks to the Elefriends app. This online community will always be there for you, whether you want to reach out to others in a similar situation to you or you just fancy finding someone to talk to. Elefriends was created by the mental health charity Mind so that even the most vulnerable of people understand that they are valued and heard.

Download Elefriends for free from the App Store and Google Play.

elefriends.org.uk

Stay Alive

The Stay Alive app aims to help people who struggle with suicidal thoughts to find some light in the darkness. The app is packed with useful resources, including access to the UK national crisis support helplines and strategies for keeping yourself safe when you feel trapped by suicidal thoughts.

Download Stay Alive for free from the App Store and Google Play.

prevent-suicide.org.uk

Calm Harm

Some people turn to self-harm as a form of release when trying to process feelings of stress and depression. The Calm Harm app gives you the opportunity to try alternative forms of release by providing you with tasks to occupy your mind. The four categories of tasks on the Calm Harm app are Distract, Comfort, Express and Release. By doing the tasks on the app, you’ll learn how to better identify your emotions and track your progress.

Download Calm Harm for free from the App Store and Google Play.

stem4.org.uk

Headspace

Calm your mind with the Headspace app. This app has designed to help decrease your stress levels, increase your concentration and improve your sleeping patterns. Just taking a few minutes a day to do some mindfulness could do a whole lot of good for your wellbeing and state of mind. The app comes with a 10-day beginners’ guide to introduce you to the benefits of meditation and mindfulness.

Download Headspace for free from the App Store and Google Play.

headspace.com

Happier

What are you grateful for? Taking a moment to remind yourself of all the good things happening in your life is what the Happier app is all about. You can choose to share your moments of happiness with the Happier community or keep it to yourself in a private gratitude journal. Keeping an eye out for the little moments in life that put a smile on your face will help lift your spirits.

Download Happier for free from the App Store and Google Play.

happier.com

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