A healthy mind

12 free mental health apps

By June 18, 2020 No Comments

We use apps to communicate, shop, entertain and travel among other things but have you considered using them to help look after your mental health and wellbeing?

Apps SHOULD NOT be used to replace professional help but they can help you manage your mental health and wellbeing* whilst your waiting to see your GP, therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist or other medical professional. Below is a list of 12 apps** that you may find helpful in managing your mental health and wellbeing.


An app designed to help 10 to 18 year olds learn about and mange their mental health and emotional wellbeing (free during the coronavirus crisis).



Adventure games designed by psychologists to help you increase your emotional fitness and teach you new psychological skills.



A safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issue affecting their lives.


Student Health App

An app to help reduce your worries, feel more confident and get the support you need as a student.



A scientifically based app that can help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.


Worry Tree

An app to help you take control of worry wherever you are through cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques.



A game based app to help you prevent and manage stress, anxiety and related conditions.


Stress & Anxiety Companion

Breathing exercises, relaxing music and games to help calm your mind and change negative thoughts.


Chill Panda

Breathing techniques to help you worry less, relax more and feel better.


Catch It

An app that will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.



A private and secure app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm.



An evidenced-based app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm.


*If you’re already seeing a medical professional about your mental health and wellbeing we recommend speaking to them about any apps you are currently using or planning on using. If you’re not seeing a medical professional and you’re concerned about about your mental health and wellbeing please get in touch with your GP.

**Please check the suitability of any apps before downloading them. Whilst most of these apps are free to download, please be weary of potential in app-purchases

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