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These days so many of us use apps in our everyday life for anything from shopping to entertainment to travel, but have you considered using them to look after your wellbeing and mental health?

There are now more and more apps out there that can help with anything from managing your general wellbeing to those for more specific health concerns. Listed below are some apps** to get you started. Whilst these apps can be useful, they are not a replacement for seeking medical advice if you have concerns about any symptoms you are experiencing.

**This list has been compiled by Mind in Brighton and Hove as a guide to Apps available to support your wellbeing. We are not able to recommend individual Apps. Please check the suitability of each App, and if there are any cost implications or compatibility issues.Whilst most of the apps listed below are free to download, please be aware of potential in-app purchases.

Cypher

Cypher Everyone has feelings and secrets, and deep down we want to share them. Where we share them sometimes is the problem! Cypher app is just the place, to not only share feelings, but receive the support you are looking…

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Headspace: Meditation and Mindfulness

Headspace: Meditation and Mindfulness (Free to install. Offers in-app purchases) The Headspace app teaches you how to meditate and live mindfully. You can use it at work, at home or anywhere else. There are exercises on everything from managing anxiety…

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Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind (Free to use) Smiling Mind offers a unique web and app-based tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives. Just as we eat well and stay fit to keep our body healthy, mindfulness meditation…

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Happify

Happify (Free to install. Contains in-app purchases) How you feel matters. Whether you're feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or you're dealing with constant negative thoughts, Happify brings you effective tools and programs to take control of your emotional well-being. Techniques used…

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Emoodji – the app for the best and worst of university!

Emoodji - the app for the best and worst of university! (Free to use) Take a selfie or photo, choose the right emoji for your mood and send it to a friend or keep it to yourself. Emoodji tracks your…

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MindShift

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.…

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Stepfinder

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…

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Base

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…

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Recovery Record – Eating Disorder App

Recovery Record – Eating Disorder App (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…

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Rise Up – Eating Disorder App

Rise Up – Eating Disorder App (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).…

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Relax Melodies

Relax Melodies (Free to install. Contains adverts and in-app purchases) 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…

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Smart Recipes

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…

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Couch to 5k

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…

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Just6

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…

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Anxious Minds

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…

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Fear Tools – Anxiety Kit

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…

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Mood Tools – Depression Aid

Mood Tools - Depression Aid (Free to install. Contains in-app purchases) 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…

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SAM: Self-help for Anxiety Management

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…

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What’s Up?

What's Up? (Free to install but includes in-app purchases) 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…

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WellMind

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.  

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Stay Alive

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…

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Calm Harm

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…

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Mental Health Recovery Guide

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…

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Catch it

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…

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Diary Mood Tracker – Daylio

Diary Mood Tracker – Daylio (Free to install. Contains adverts and in-app purchases) Daylio enables you to keep a private diary without having to type a single line. Pick your mood and add activities you have been doing during the…

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Happier

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…

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Wrap – Wellness Recovery Plan

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…

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RCPsych Mental Health App

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.…

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Five Ways to Wellbeing

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…

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Elefriends

Elefriends (Free to use. 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…

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Reasons2

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 and images…

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Silvercloud

Making Space for Healthy Minds SilverCloud is only available via an NHS referral, or some non-NHS organisations, such as universities.  Contact your local mental health services to see if SilverCloud is available as a free NHS treatment.   Silvercloud provides a wide range of supportive and interactive…

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