5 Apps for Mental Health: Week Two

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 of them. 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. Stress and Anxiety Companion

This app gives you tools to manage feelings of stress and anxiety through helping you to identify their triggers. Features include muscle relaxation recordings to help ease tension, and brain exercises to interrupt anxious or negative thoughts.

2. Self-help for Anxiety Management

Developed by a team of psychologists from the University of the West of England, this app offers self-help tools for people wishing to manage their anxiety.

3. Calm Harm

This app provides you with activities to help resist the urge to self-harm. The app has four categories of tasks, each aimed at targeting a key reason why people self-harm.

4. Happy Healthy

This app combines self-tracking of happiness along with expert advice to make you feel happier in 7 days.

5. Relax Melodies

Although primarily designed to help you fall asleep, it can be used in a variety of situations to help you relax. You select the sounds and melodies you like and the app mixes them together with a meditation exercise to play while you lay back and relax.

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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