While looking at a screen is often far from the best thing for improving mental wellbeing, screens are an unavoidable part of life. As they say, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. In no particular order, these are 5 free Apps that can help you on the road to mental wellbeing.
1. ReachOut WorryTime
If you’re someone who gets stuck into repetitively worrying, however big or small, WorryTime is for you. Based on cognitive behavioural techniques used to deal with anxiety and stress, this app helps you put those worries aside so you don’t get caught up in them.
If you’ve struggled with depression, Moodpath can help you keep track of your symptoms over time, painting a picture for you to share with your healthcare practitioner. It also gives you access to a range of psycho-educative modules that can provide some assistance in conjunction with the strategies provided by your practitioner.
Sanvello provides psychologist-designed tools to help deal with stress, anxiety and depression. These tools are based on cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, meditation, relaxation and mood/health tracking.
Happify brings you some novel tools and programs to help you regain control of your emotional wellbeing. Happify’s tools utilise evidence-based interventions from fields such as positive psychology, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy.
Headspace is one of the top mental wellbeing apps available, rated 4.9/5 on iTunes. Guided meditations and mindfulness techniques can help bring calm, wellness and balance back into your life. While the basic level is free, Headspace does have longer, more involved courses on a subscription basis.