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Free apps supporting mental health

FOR ME Free From advice to message boards, you can now get everything you need from Childline in an app. You can talk to us whenever – and wherever  you need to. Your PIN puts you in control designed to blend in with other apps on your phone. You can lock it with a pin number and keep all your information safe. 1-2-1 chat wherever you are get in touch with a counsellor whenever you need to. swipe quickly through our advice pages for  tips and techniques can help you feel more in control.  The message boards are full of ideas, questions and support from the Childline community. It’s a place for you to share your experiences, have fun and talk about anything you want.

5 great reasons to download For Me: 

  • Young people designed it
  • You can lock it with a PIN
  • Childline in your pocket
  • Use your locker
  • Choose your mood and get advice for you

MEETWO Free Get advice from other teenagers; you’ll soon find out that you are not the only one struggling with a particular issue. Help other teenagers; sharing your experiences can help other kids who are in the same situation.; a team of experts ensure that all questions get smart safe support.  Learn about wellbeing, mental health, sexual health, relationships, friendships and a whole lot more. Every post & reply gets checked by a team of moderators before it goes live so there is zero bullying.

Booster Buddy Free Booster Buddy gives us a virtual animal friend to help manage your mental health. Each day, you check-in with how you’re feeling, and then complete a number of daily ‘quests’. It can be used to help keep track of appointments and medications, get started on tasks, develop healthy coping skills, follow self-care routines, and socialise.

Breathe2Relax Free calms you right down! It provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body, and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn to manage stress using diaphragmatic breathing.

Calm Harm Free is designed to help us resist and manage the urge to self-harm, containing four types of activity: distract, comfort, express and release.

Happy Healthy Free This app allows you to rate ourselves on lifestyle, exercise, nutrition and sleep, which can begin to show you any patterns in things that might influence your mood.

MindShift Free designed to help you cope with anxiety. It includes strategies for making sleep count, riding out intense emotions, perfectionism, test anxiety, social anxiety, performance anxiety, worry, panic, and conflict.

Moodfit Free Track your mood, to see what can cause it to lift and drop. Understand how sleep and exercise affect you, practice gratitude, get your zen on, and understand medications and therapy.

Panic Shield Free Exercises to help you combat the fear of physical signs of anxiety and not to fear external situations or activities that you avoid in case they trigger a panic attack.

Stay Alive Free is designed to support both people with thoughts of suicide and to people concerned about someone else. It has quick access to UK national crisis support helplines. You can use it to create a mini safety plan, and it contains a LifeBox for photos reminding you of your reasons to stay alive. It also contains strategies for keeping safe, information of helping a person thinking about suicide, suicide myth-busting, research-based reasons for living, suicide bereavement resources, and links to online support services and to other helpful apps.

What’s Up? Free methods to help us to cope with depression, anxiety, anger and stress. It is divided into four sections: – Help Right Now – Coping Strategies – Information – Personal Overall, helpful when in stressful, emotionally charged situations and also generally for reference or information or to write notes and keep track of habits. The grounding techniques section is helpful too.

ELEFRIENDS Free For over 17’s only  supportive online community from the mental health charity Mind. A safe place to listen, share and be heard.

SILVERCLOUD Free A wide range of supportive and interactive programmes, tools and tactics for wellbeing, life balance, time management, communication skills, goal setting, communication and relationship management, anger management, stress management, relaxation and sleep management, among many others.

FIVE WAYS TO WELLBEING Free the Five Ways to Connect, Take Notice, Be Active, Keep Learning and Give your way to improved wellbeing. use the app at your own pace to suit your life –Wellbeing your way.

HAPPIER Free 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 savour the small happy moments that you find in your day.

CATCH IT Free help users better understand their moods through use of an ongoing diary.

WELLMIND Free 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.

SAM: Self-help for Anxiety Management Free to help you understand and manage anxiety. SAM will help you to understand what causes your anxiety, monitor your anxious thoughts and behaviour over time and manage your anxiety through self-help exercises and private reflection.

FEAR TOOLS Free Designed to help you combat anxiety, aiding you on your road to recovery especially useful for Generalized Anxiety, Phobias, and Social Anxiety.

ANXIOUS MINDS Free Set up by sufferers of anxiety and depression to provide free support

RISE UP Free for people struggling with food, dieting, exercise and body image.

RECOVERY RECORD Free 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.

BASE Free Designed by Solent NHS Trust‘s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Brookvale youth Mental Health Service to help manage stress and anxiety.

MINDSHIFT Free Helps cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge and deal with:

  • Perfectionism
  • Social Anxiety
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Worry
  • Panic
  • Conflict

GRIEF: Support for young people. Free This app has been created by leading bereavement charity Child Bereavement UK and the bereaved young people we work with. It is for 11-25 year olds who have been bereaved of someone important to them. It can also be used by friends, teachers, parents and professionals who would like to know how to support bereaved young people.

The app has information about bereavement, grief, feelings and how to help yourself. You can also read others’ stories and watch short films written and made by bereaved young people. The app links to the Child Bereavement UK website where you can use search facilities to find other support organisations near you.