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Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Apps

A selection of Mental Health and Wellbeing apps that include self-help resources and tools, they can be a good source of information and advice.

Anxiety

Whether you are personally affected by anxiety, or looking to support someone who is, these applications are a perfect place to start.

Mindshift CBT- Anxiety Relief

MindShift CBT, the free anxiety relief app, comes with a clean and user-friendly design that allows you to learn and practice CBT strategies in an easy and intuitive way. MindShift CBT main features are:

  • Clean, welcoming, and user-friendly intuitive design.
  • Daily check-in to keep track of your anxiety level and mood.
  • Easy to follow guides on learning about anxiety.
  • Facts and tips to overcome general worry, social anxiety, perfectionism, panic attack, and phobias.
  • Goal setting tools to keep you accountable.
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MindShift CBT - Anxiety Relief

Mental Health


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

65%

Level 3

Android

65%

Level 3

Tellmi: Better Mental Health

Tellmi is an app to help you manage your mental health and is suitable for adults and children over 11 years old. Tellmi has a chat forum where everyone is anonymous and allows you to:

  • Post how you feel and get support.
  • All messages are screened by humans before they are posted on the app.
  • Read educational resources.
  • Get expert help and click on links to UK charities and helplines.
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Tellmi: Better Mental Health

Mental Health


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

86%

Level 2

Android

86%

Level 2

Web App

86%

Level 2

Depression

You are never alone in your struggles with depression. These applications provide a variety of self-care practices and evidence-based treatments to assist you in your journey.

distrACT

distrACT is an app to help you manage feelings of self-harm or suicide. It is suitable for adults and children over 11 years old, heres how distrACT works:

  • Provides you with advice on what to do if you have feelings of self-harm or suicide.
  • Provides a helpline to get advice on where to go, what to do, and who to speak to for help.
  • Provides a calm zone with books, stories, quotes and videos.
  • Emergency area for support.
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distrACT

Mental Health

Utilities/ Administration


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

82%

Level 2

Android

82%

Level 2

Move Mood

Move Mood is designed to help young people manage the things they might find difficult when experiencing low mood. Created for Stem4 (teenage mental health charity) Move Mood supports users to define goals and set activity schedules. The app motivates users by providing a 'companion' to help them accomplish tasks they commit to and earn 'awards' for completing them.

There is the opportunity for monitoring progress and a section for resources.

Intended age range: 13+

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Move Mood

Mental Health


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

70%

Level 3

Android

71%

Level 3

Stress

If you are feeling stressed, the combination of mindfulness and relaxation techniques provided in these apps could assist you with your struggles.

Smiling Mind

The Smiling Mind app has been developed by psychologists and educators, and downloaded by millions of people. It can support you with developing mental fitness skills, and can also help you:

  • Increase your sense of calm.
  • Manage your technology use.
  • Enhance the important relationships in your life.
  • Reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Improve mental health and wellbeing.
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Smiling Mind: Meditation App

Healthy Living

Mental Health


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

78%

Level 2

Android

78%

Level 2

PTSD Coach

PTSD Coach was designed for those who have, or may have, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This app provides you with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help you manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD. Tools range from relaxation skills and positive self-talk to anger management and other common self-help strategies. You can customize tools based on your preferences and can integrate your own contacts, photos, and music. This app can be used by people who are in treatment as well as those who are not.

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PTSD Coach

Mental Health

Utilities/ Administration


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

77%

Level 4

Android

77%

Level 4

Sleep

Support sleep with a selection of free apps, they can provide advice and information on sleep and wellbeing.

Sleepful

Sleepful works by providing you with an 8 step guide that includes thinking about how you sleep and what can help you sleep better. You can watch videos or read about how to sleep better, keep track of how well you are sleeping in a diary and listen to recordings to help you relax.

Sleepful uses a type of therapy called cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) to help you understand how your thoughts, feelings and surroundings can affect your sleep.

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Sleepful

Healthy Living

Mental Health


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

65%

Level 2

Android

65%

Level 2

Medito: meditation and sleep

Unlock the full potential of your mind with Medito, your free meditation and mindfulness app. Dive into a world of tranquility and self-discovery, and emerge with a rejuvenated spirit and improved mental well-being. Download Medito today and embark on a journey to a happier, healthier, and more balanced life.

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Medito: Meditation & Wellness

Healthy Living

Mental Health


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

73%

Level 2

Android

73%

Level 2

Wellbeing

Keep well and find balance in your lifestyle by using one of the wellbeing apps. They can be a great source of information and advice.

NHS Active 10 Walking Tracker

You use NHS Active 10 Walking Tracker by tapping on the app when you want to go for a walk, and putting your phone in your pocket. The app works by using the sensors in your smartphone.

The app will count your steps, including how fast you walk. When you do 10 minutes of fast walking, the app will reward you with a badge.

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NHS Active 10 Walking Tracker

Healthy Living

Respiratory


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

78%

Level 2

Android

77%

Level 2

NHS Food Scanner

You open the NHS Food Scanner app on your phone and then point your smartphone camera at the barcode of a food or drink. The app will show you how much sugar, saturated fat and salt per pack, 100 grams, liquid millilitre, or portion of that food or drink.

With some smartphones, you can use augmented reality (AR) to see a 3D picture of the sugar, fat and salt. The app suggests a smart food swap for you if you want a food or drink with less sugar, fat or salt.

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NHS Food Scanner

Healthy Living


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

74%

Level 2

Android

74%

Level 2

Browse all health apps

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Our health app library only contains compliant health apps, so we can be sure that the ones we recommend meet digital and clinical safety standards. You can visit the app library at bsw.orchahealth.com. Please be assured we do not expect apps or the library to replace any services you may be using, but rather to complement them.