Chromotherapy app intended to reduce mental stress by demonstrating the therapeutic value of 256 shades of colour.
Provides advice helpful to people with anxiety, debt, stress, or work problems.
“The FREE distrACT app gives people who self-harm and may feel suicidal quick, easy and discreet access to information and advice, so they can manage difficult feelings, cope with a crisis and find help and support.
About 1 in 7 young people in the UK say they’ve harmed themselves at some point, and people who self-harm are 35 times more likely to end their own lives.
The distrACT app allows people to access reliable health information about self-harm on-the-go – 24/7, in the privacy of their mobile phone and in one single place.
How is the app useful?
If you self-harm and perhaps feel suicidal, the distrACT app provides you with all the information you need to understand self-harm better, manage it more safely, and know how to get help and support when you need it:
App to develop positive feelings and resilience to deal with stress, depression and anxiety.
“Positive Mental Training is available as the iOS/Android app Feeling Good(now approved by NHS Digital App Library)
The app is free to download, and comes pre-loaded with:
A great feature of the app is a progress monitor in the form of a tree which gradually fills out with leaves and flowers as progress is made through the programme. We really like the growth metaphor.
You can set up listening reminders as well. The app has 2 mental health questionnaires, so you can assess your health status, this also helps us to assess the helpfulness of the programme (anonymously).”The Scottish mental health charity the Foundation for Positive Mental Health which developed the app | http://bit.ly/2w33NDf
Cited in list of recommended apps during COVID-19 pandemic.
Happy not perfect“…Is a toolkit for your mind. Backed by science Happy Not Perfect enables you to play the daily happiness workout to reduce stress and improve sleep, learn breathing techniques, let go of negative thoughts, practice a positive mindset, meditate, set goals and track progress.” Bipolar UK, charity for people with bipolar | https://bit.ly/331wVMN
Helps the user to learn meditation. Click on browser link to see how Headspace works or go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEpOF7vUymc
App and online tool to help people with mental health needs to access patient groups, charities and other sources of support across the UK
“Hub of Hope believes that no matter what you're going through, you shouldn't have to do it alone. Find services local to you using geolocation technology.
The stigma associated with mental health can make it difficult to talk about, however there are services out there with people who understand and are ready to help….
…Using the Hub of Hope is completely free and confidential. You are not required to provide any personal information or pay for use. It is simply there to say, if you should ever need help, whether for you or somebody you are looking after, we’ll make it easier to find.
The Hub of Hope has already been described as a vital and lifesaving tool by charities and mental health trusts.
In less than a year since its launch, the Hub of Hope has had
“The app has ideas and tools to help you learn how to be well and stay well throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It helps you deal with common stressors (such as poor sleep, anxiety and stress). During the app setup you are asked to set your intent – what you would like to improve.To help you achieve this, it has a variety of tools including the following:
PTSD Coach provides service members, veterans, their friends and families with dependable resources they can trust. Many service members who experience PTSD symptoms can benefit from care and support, but some fear that they may be considered weak or that leaders or unit members might lose confidence in their abilities if they seek care. The information available through the PTSD Coach app can help service members and their loved ones overcome those concerns and obtain accurate information about PTSD and find the support they need.”Real Warriers Campaign, organised by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). The organisation collaborates with a civilian agencies and advocacy groups. | http://bit.ly/2lyqGMf
Provides people with more than 40 audio ‘tips’ from fellow anxiety sufferers on how to manage anxiety and stress.
Allows people with anxiety, brain injury, depression, post-traumatic stress, or stress to monitor their moods and their general well-being.
Users choose a theme they want to explore such as ‘perfectionism’ and 'comparing myself to others' and scroll through a list of associated symptoms and unhelpful beliefs. They can read or listen to short insights that challenge those beliefs.
The app allows users to share an insight with others, set up reminders to read or listen to it at a certain time of the day, and set up trigger alerts where the insight pops up on screen when the user goes to certain locations.”App library funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Health, and curated by the health website `Health Navigator’, which includes representation from patient groups. | http://bit.ly/2AJwd53
Cited in list of recommended apps during COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is a fun little app – you have text conversations with a 'robot friend'. The programme was developed by psychologists at Stanford and teaches Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques. It's not specific to SMI [Severe Mental Illness], but it has a great user-interface.” Recommended to by Bipolar UK peer support group members.”
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