Apps


All app are available on IOS and Android devices unless stated otherwise. Some apps are based outside of the UK so prices will appear in either dollar ($) or euros (€).

Let us know what apps works well for you. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please send them to
julie.huggan@health-in-mind.org.uk.


7 Cups

A tool for when you just need someone to talk to. Trained active listeners are available to chat with you via text or online, and to be there to help you through difficult times.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
$12.99/month
$94.99/year


Be Mindful

Be Mindful is an online course for reducing stress, depression and anxiety. It guides you through the elements of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT).

Cost: One-off cost of £30


BlueIce

BlueIce is designed for young people to manage difficult emotion and reduce urges to self-harm.

Cost: Free


Breethe

Breethe provides tools and guidance to help you stay on track with your meditation practices throughout the day. It offers five-minute meditations, along with tips for overcoming pressure, feeling love, and living with intention and inner peace. You are able to customise the app to suit you.

Cost: Monthly subscription £11.99


Buddhify

Buddhify has meditation and mindfulnesses exercises for adults and children. The app can be integrated with Apple Health so you can track your progress.

Cost: One-off cost of £2.99


Calm

Calm includes free resources including music, sleep stories, guided meditations to help you feel calmer.

Cost: Free


Calm Harm

Calm Harm can help you reduce the urge to self-harm through different distraction and mindfulness activities.

Cost: Free


Catch it

Catch it is an easy to use mood tracker and diary.

Cost: Free


CBT Thought Diary 

A thought diary using CBT techniques to monitor and assess your mood and unhelpful thinking.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Monthly £2.49
Yearly £29.99


Change4Life Smart Recipes

Change4life Smart Recipes can help you learn easy and healthy meals for you and the people around you.

Cost: Free


Chill Panda

Chill Panda has activities designed to help you manage stress and worry. Activities include relaxing breathing and physical exercise.

Cost: Free


Colorfy

Colorfy has flowing and relaxing shapes and patterns for you to colour in. This can allow you to time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Monthly £18.99
Yearly £93.99


Couch to 5K

Keep active is one of the five ways to wellbeing. The couch to 5k app is an easy to use programme to help you try running to boost your wellbeing.

Cost:

Free


Cove

Cove helps you express how you are feeling through music and track your emotions using a mood journal.

Cost: Free


Daylight

Daylight aims to improve your levels of worry and anxiety. You are able to monitor how you are feeling and personalise your own programme of activities to help boost your mood.

 

Cost: Free to NHS staff in Scotland.


Daylio

Daylio is an easy to use mood diary using icons to categories your emotions and activities.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Monthly £2.49
Yearly £9.48


Digi Pill

Digi Pill uses guided relaxation methods to help you address difficulties such as quitting smoking, problems with sleep,  stress and anxiety.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Monthly £4.99
Yearly £19.99


DistrACT

DistrACT provides access to information related to suicidal thoughts and self-harm.

Cost: Free


eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker

eMood Bipolar Mood Tracker is designed for those with Bipolar I, Bipolar II, depression and/or anxiety. You can track your mood, identify triggers and print a PDF report of your findings.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Monthly £0.99
Lifetime £5.99


Equoo

Equoo is an online game to help you build resilience and tackle anxious feelings.

Cost: Free


Feel Good App

The Feeling Good App is an NHS approved app which is available to everyone living in Edinburgh and Lothians. The app is a series of relaxing audio tracks (Positive Mental Training) which are evidence-based for aiding recovery from depression, anxiety and stress. The programme also improves sleep, confidence and coping, increasing mental wellbeing and resilience. The app uses sports mind coaching to good mental health, helping you connect to positive internal resources to see a better future.

Feel Good App instructions

Cost: Free


GG OCD – Thoughts Exercise

GG OCD uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques to help you manage Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms such as intrusive thoughts, low self-esteem, social anxiety and low mood.

Cost: Monthly £10.99
Yearly £53.99


Happier

Happier is an app specifically for Apple watches. It records your mood, prompts you to take quick meditation breaks and allows you to connect with other users.

Cost: Free


Happify

Happify uses positive psychology, mindfulness activities and cognitive behavioural therapy to help you feel happier.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Monthly $14.99
Yearly $139.99 per year ($11.67/month)
Lifetime $449.99


Headspace

Headspace has everyday mindfulness activities designed to help you feel happy, healthier and well-rested.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Monthly £9.99
Yearly £49.99
*If you are unemployed in the UK you can get a free premium subscription


IESO Digital Health

IESO works in collaboration with NHS Scotland providing cognitive behaviour therapy for adults.

Cost: Free

 


iMoodJournal – Mood Diary

iMoodJournal is a mood tracker and diary. You are able to track how your mood changes, what triggers you and identify ways to help you feel better. You can track things such as sleep, medication, energy levels, stress and other symptoms.

Cost: One-off cost £1.89


Insight Timer – Meditation App

Insight Timer – Meditation App has over 4,000 guided meditations from over 1,000 teachers, on topics such as self-compassion, nature, and stress, in addition to talks and podcasts.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Monthly £9.99
Yearly £59.99


Journify

Journify is an audio journalling app. You can timeline your recordings, share them with friends and those you trust.

Cost: You can access a premium account for free if you say that ‘Health in Mind‘ referred you – www.journify.co/redeem-free-month


MeeTwo

MeeTwo is a fully moderated app for young people, which provides peer support, expert help, inbuilt educational and creative resources as well as in-app links to UK charities and helplines.

Cost: Free


Mindshift

MindShift is designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety, panic, phobias, worry and perfectionism.

Cost: Free


MindU – Meditation, Sleep App 

MindU contains meditation and mindfulness exercises to help you sleep and keep focus.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Monthly $14.99
Yearly $59.99.

*This app isn’t available on android devices


MoodTools – Depression Aid

MoodTools – Depression Aid includes a thought diary, activities based on Behavioural Activation Therapy, your own safety plan feature, videos on guided meditation and the ability to track your symptoms using its questionnaire function.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Monthly £1.99


Mush

Mush connects mothers together through the app to support one another through the difficulties of parenting.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.


My Life

My Life recommends different activities that help you feel less anxious, angry or stressed. Activities include mindfulness, meditation, yoga and journaling.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Monthy £9.49
Yearly £55.99
Lifetime £239.99


My Possible Self: The Mental Health App

My Possible Self: The Mental Health app can help you track your mood and understand your emotions. There are modules and activities you can complete to help boost your mood.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Monthly £5.99
Yearly £59.99

 


No Panic

No Panic is designed to help you with panic attacks and anxiety. It includes breathing and body scan exercises, a beginners guide to anxiety and a symptom checker.

Cost: Free


Portal – Focus, Sleep, Escape

Portal contains soundscapes to help you relax, meditate and sleep.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
$3.99 one-off purchase.

*This app not available on Android devices.


Quit That! – Habit Tracker

Quit That! Allows you to track habits such as smoking, coffee and drugs.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.

*This app not available on Android devices.


Reflectly: Self-Care Journal 

Reflectly is a journal app that aims to improve your self-care practices and overall happiness.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Monthly £7.49
Yearly £19.99
Lifetime £199.99


Rise Up – Eating Disorder App

Rise Up is for those affected by an eating disorder and allows you to track meals, emotions and thoughts.

Cost: Free


RR: Eating Disorder Management

RR: Eating Disorder Management can track your recovery journey using cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) based self-monitoring research. You can record meals, thoughts and feelings while accessing positive affirmations to helping you meet your recovery goals.

Cost:

Free


Samaritans Self-help

The Samaritans self-help app can help you keep track of how you’re feeling, and get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis

Cost: Free


Sanvello

Sanvello is based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness meditation and strategies to provide effective relief for mental health concerns including anxiety and depression.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Monthly £7.99
Yearly £46.99


Self-Help for Anxiety Management

Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM) is designed to help you learn more about your anxiety, build your own anxiety toolkit, and tailor your self-help activities to fit into your life.

Cost: Free


Shine

Shine Text sends you personalised affirmations and meditation exercises. It also includes a gratitude journal and a community discussion board so you can connect with others.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Monthly £10.99
Yearly £48.99

 


SilverCloud

SIlverCloud is an online course to help you manage your mental health and wellbeing.

Cost: Free


Simple Habit Sleep, Meditation

Simple Habit Sleep, Meditation sends you daily motivational messages and guided exercises to help manage your stress levels and sleep.

Cost: Yearly £55.99


Sleepstation

Sleepstation is a 6-week personalised online course for people having difficulty sleeping.

Cost: Free


Smiling Minds

Smiling Minds has daily meditation and mindfulness exercises designed to help you with stress, sleep, concentrations, wellbeing, relationships, physical exercise and nutrition.

Cost: Free


Staying Alive

Stay Alive has a wide range of useful resources related to suicide prevention and help you create a safety plan.

Cost: Free

 


STOPP

The STOPP app using the STOPP technique to help you handle unhelpful thinking patterns, panic attacks and general feelings of anxiety and stress.

Cost: Free


Student Health

The Student Health app has over 900 pages of certified health information was created in collaboration with university students and NHS doctors.

Cost: Free


Ten Percent Happier Meditation 

Ten Percent Happier Meditation has a wide range of meditation videos and exercises to help you feel happier.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Yearly £91.99


The Mindfulness App

The Mindfulness App has meditation-videos, a mood tracker, reminder alerts and personalised exercises.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Yearly £45.49


ThinkUp: Positive Affirmations

ThinkUp sends you positive affirmations for topics such as stress, self-esteem, love and relationships

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.
Monthly £2.79
Lifetime £18.99


Thrive

Thrive (not the same as Thrive Edinburgh) can help you manage stress by monitoring your mood and suggesting relaxation exercises.

Cost: Free

 


Twenty-four Hours a day

Twenty-four Hours a day contains meditation books for those affecting by substance misuse. The app takes inspiration from Christian readings.

Cost: Free


Unique Daily Affirmation

Unique Daily Affirmation sends you daily affirmations to help boost your mood and start your day with some positivity.

Cost: Free with in-app purchases.


Woe Bot

Woe Bot is a chatbot that provides emotional support and tools to help you with mental health and wellbeing difficulties.

Cost: Free


The Worry Tree

The Worry Tree app uses cognitive behaviour therapy tools to help you manage your worries and create long-term habits to improve your mental health and wellbeing.

Cost: Free


Looking for self-help information

If you’re experiencing low mood, anxiety, or stress in your life, looking into self-help activities and ideas might be the right option for you.