This page contains information on useful phone apps that offer mental health support.
Reachout Worry Time
ReachOut WorryTime interrupts this repetitive thinking by setting aside your worries until later, so you don't get caught up in them and can get on with your day. This means you can deal with worries once a day, rather than carrying them around with you 24/7.
Key features: Decide on a time, place and length of time to deal with your worries each day. When you notice yourself worrying about something, add it to WorryTime and get on with your day. Use your WorryTime to review the worries you've added and ditch the ones that no longer matter to you.
Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused by an ongoing cycle of negative thoughts. Thoughts cause physical feelings and emotions which cause actions. Pacifica helps break this cycle using tools that target each of its components. Day-by-day, you'll learn to manage stress, anxiety and depression at your own pace.
Free In app purchases
Elefriends is a supportive online community from the mental health charity Mind. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard. Whether you’re feeling good right now, or really low, it’s a place to share experiences and listen to others.
MoodSpace aims to create a self-help space where you will have the opportunity to experiment with different treatment methods, in the form of interactive mood workouts, to see what works for you. These mood workouts are designed as short, habit building, self-help exercises that can be completed on your phone, at any time you choose and every workout is based on the latest research into depression treatments.
Free 13+. (Need parental permission if under 18)
A pocket suicide prevention resource, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
In addition to the resources, the app includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living, and a life box where you can store photos that are important to you.
Wysa Anxiety & Depression Bot AI CBT, DBT & mindfulness chat. Used to support you with stress, anxiety, sleep, loss and a whole range of other mental health and wellness needs. Your identity will remain anonymous and your conversations are privacy protected.
MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it with helpful coping strategies.
SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety.
Learn to relax, manage your worries and improve your wellbeing. The app measures your heart rate and suggests tasks to suit your state of mind.
Calm Harm provides tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can add your own tasks too and it’s completely private and password protected.
The four categories of tasks target the main reasons for why people self-harm.
- Distract helps to combat the urge by learning self-control;
- Comfort helps to care rather than harm;
- Express gets those feelings out in a different way
- Release provides safe alternatives to self-injury
The iPrevail service connects users with “Trained Peer Specialists” for online counselling. The peers may or may not be professional mental healthcare providers, but they do have experience in the field of counselling over the web.
AI Assistant based on therapy and meditation. Through quick and insightful conversations, Youper helps you master life's ups and downs, and beat depression and anxiety.
Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression. This app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.
The Mindfulness App will help you to become more present in your daily life.
- Get Started: a five day guided practice and introduction to mindfulness
- Timed Sessions: guided and silent meditations from 3 to 30 minutes
- Personalised Meditation: customise your meditation with guided introduction and bells
- Meditation Reminders and Mindful Notices: help you to be mindful throughout the day
- Statistics: keep track of your meditation journey
- Health App integration allows you to sync your meditation practice time
Headspace is your personal guide to health and happiness. It’ll help you focus, breathe, stay calm, perform at your best, and get a better night’s rest through the life-changing skills of relaxation, meditation and mindfulness.
FearTools is an evidence-based app designed to help you combat anxiety, aiding you on your road to recovery. This application is especially useful for those suffering from Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, and Social Anxiety Disorder.
If you are feeling sad, anxious, or depressed, this app is designed to help you combat depression and alleviate your negative moods, aiding you on your road to recovery.
Down Dog Yoga App
With over 30,000 different configurations, Down Dog gives you the ability to build a personalised yoga practice. Choose your favourite voice, your level, select the time/ duration, then get started.
Free No age limits
Relax your body and mind with a series of audio tracks designed to help you build confidence, energy and a positive mindset. Helps improve positive feelings, self-esteem and self-confidence.
Cypher is a social community for young people to anonymously share their thoughts, feelings, secrets, news, aspirations and lifestyle. Our social community is built by and for young people, to provide a safe place for you to share your secrets anonymously, provide support to other users and connect to experts & other support organisations when you need them most.
What's Up? is a fantastic free app utilising some of the best CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress and more.
Interactive, A.I. “chatbot”. Think through situations with step-by-step guidance from Woebot using methods from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Learn about yourself with intelligent mood tracking Get over 100+ evidence-based lessons, exercises, and stories.
Weight Loss Plan
12-week diet and exercise plan
- Promotes safe and sustainable weight loss.
- Support from online community
- Weekly progress charts
- Exercise plans
- Skills to prevent weight regain
Drink Free Days
Track your alcohol consumption and spend over time, calculate units and calories and set goals to help you moderate your drinking
Couch to 5k
The app builds you up gradually with a mix of running and walking from couch potato, to 5k hero in just 9 weeks.
Togetherall is an online community for people who are stressed, anxious or feeling low. The service has an active forum with round-the clock support from trained professionals. You can talk anonymously to other members and take part in group or one-to-one therapy with therapists.
Beat Panic is designed to guide people through a panic attack or raised anxiety, using their phone
Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel with the Cove app, Instead of words, create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, calm and anger. You can store your music in a personal journal or sent them to someone and let the music do the talking.
Gives easy, quick and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
Safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issue affecting their lives. They can anonymously get advice form experts or other teenagers going through similar experiences, such as mental health, self- harming, relationships and friendships.
My Possible Self: The Mental Health App
Take control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Use the simple learning modules to manage fear, anxiety and stress, and tackle unhelpful thinking. Record your experiences and track symptoms to better understand your mental health