Our top 3 apps for improving mental health

 

As another national lockdown is in sight, we want you to know we are here to support you. Positive mental health is something that is so important and being apart from family and friends can be a huge struggle for many of us. We have gathered together our top 3 FREE mental health apps to help you through this tough time.

 

1. Insight Timer 

This is a free meditation app that works great for sleep, anxiety and stress. Meditation can bring loads of benefits such as helping you feel calmer and even helps to reduce blood pressure.

There are loads of different topics to choose from depending on the help you need.

Such as: Dealing with stress and anxiety, self-love and compassion, better relationships and more!

This app is perfect for both beginners and people a little more experienced.

You can download Insight Timer using the links below.

For IOS (Apple) – click here 

For Android – click here 

 

2. Pocketcoach 

Pocketcoach is a great little app. It’s quite cute and fun which can really help if your mood is low.

Pocketcoach has a very similar feel to a chatbot, allowing you to talk to it and get the best advice depending on how you are feeling at that time. It can send you a variety of different support mechanisms such as text messages and also links to videos that may help.

This app is great for both young people and adults and you can access the help you need really quickly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can download Pocketcoach using the links below

For IOS (Apple) – click here 

For Android – click here 

 

BlueIce

This handy app is great for mainly young people who have issues with their emotions, or self-harm.

Self-harming does affect thousands of young people all across the UK. In the current pandemic, it’s important that we make sure young people have access to the right support as safely as possible.

BlueIce helps to manage your own mood diary, gives you hints and tips for ways you can boost your mood and gives you access to important emergency numbers if you need them.

 

 

BlueIce is currently a prescribed app, you can check with your local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to see if they subscribe to BlueIce.

You can see more about BlueIce here.

 

The NHS website has a whole list of amazing mental health apps you can explore and try out. You can check them out here.

Alternatively, you can seek help using the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Wellbeing Service. This service is completely free, you can refer yourself to the service or ring the team using the number on their website. See their website here.