5 Apps for Mental Health: Week One

Which of the over 2 million apps on offer on our smartphones help improve mental health and wellbeing?

Mental health charity Mind has compiled a list of some. Every Sunday Access London gives you five of them:

All apps listed are available to download for free on the App Store and Google Play.

  1. WellMind

This app from the NHS aims to help you deal with stress, depression and anxiety. Amongst its features are three relaxation tracks, a snake game to help distract yourself when you’re feeling stressed or anxious, self-help guides and helpline numbers detailing how to stay safe in a mental health crisis.

2. Elefriends

This is from Mind, and is an online forum offering the place to share and hear experiences from others.

3. Stay Alive

From Grassroots Suicide Prevention, a suicide prevention charity, this app provides resources for anyone who is having suicidal thoughts or for anyone who is concerned someone may be considering suicide. Amongst its features is a life box to store photos that are important to you.

4. Emoodji

From 3 Sided Cube, this app tracks your mood based on the emojis you send to it which are tagged with your photos or selfies. This allows you to see how your mood changes and provides advice on how to deal with the stressful aspects of life.

5. What’s Up?

From Jackson Tempura, this app helps you to cope with anxiety, anger, stress and more. Features include 10 metaphors to help you cope with negative feelings, a positive and negative habit tracker and breathing techniques for keeping calmed and relaxed.

Please note that these apps should not be used as a replacement for seeking medical advice if you have concerns about symptoms you are experiencing.

Let us know your experiences of using these apps. Tweet @access_LDN or email us at accessldn@gmail.com.

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