There are lots of apps which can help with anxiety, relaxation and mental health. Those listed below are highly rated and you may find these helpful.
Please Note: These are third-party apps and are not affiliated with Staffordshire University in any way and we take no responsibility for the content of these apps. All of the below apps are free, we provide no endorsements for paid versions of the below apps as per university guidelines.
Breathe is a mindfulness app that helps you stay calm and battle anxiety by sending you gentle deep breathing reminders throughout the day.
Calm has some gorgeous backgrounds that are very calming to look at, and a series of meditations that can be completed from 10-20 minutes. Voted App of the Year in 2017, it has some lovely 3-minute sleep stories, and a lots of other mindfulness content.
There is growing evidence supporting the positive health benefits of mindfulness and meditation. Headspace offers guided meditation and mindfulness with specific focus on stress, anxiety and sleep.
Mindshift is aimed at young adults and aims to get those suffering from the adverse effects of anxiety to change their habits regarding their anxiety. If you feel that anxiety is controlling larger portions of your life then this app may be suitable for you. Mindshift will enable you to use more helpful ways of thinking, teach you to relax and give you the ability to identify what steps you need to take back control from your anxiety.
If your anxiety is stopping you sleeping your sleep Relax Melodies may be helpful. This app lets you select sounds and melodies of your preference and tweak the different sounds in terms of volume and time. You select your playlist, relax and drift off to sleep. It comes with 52 ambient sounds, 4 Brainwave beats and you are free to include music from your own library.
Self-Help Anxiety Management (SAM)
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. This app has been developed in collaboration with a research team from UWE, Bristol
Worry box is a great guide to self-control and solution-oriented approach to your worries. Its main idea is to encourage you to categorize your worrying in specific ways that can help you deal with them more easily.
There are also audio exercises that teach you coping strategies or invite you to use Worry Box imagery and self-talk to learn how to put your worries away.
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