Mental Health Apps

With so many apps on the market, the following pdf document gives some guidelines on how to make an informed choice when you are looking for an app.

Breath2Relax

Simple breathing techniques to manage stress that can be personalized to a pace that the user finds relaxing; includes a video demo, reading materials, and charts to map personal progress

itunes.apple.com/us/app/breathe2relax/id425720246?mt=8

Buddhify

Mindfulness and meditation app for busy lifestyles

buddhify.com

Calm

Features include sleep stories, music, meditation, managing stress, calming anxiety

calm.com

Happify

Self-guided app that aims to increase positive emotions through exercises and games supported research; includes an initial questionnaire to suggest “tracks” for an individual’s use, and subsequent activity content is geared towards various aims such as reducing worry, building relationships, increasing fitness, or coping with chronic pain

my.happify.com

HealthyMinds

A Canadian developed stress management tool created for students to help deal with emotions and cope with the stresses that young adults encounter on campus and in their everyday lives

healthymindsapp.ca

Hemi-Sync

Scientifically designed music and audio to help you relax, focus, meditate, and sleep

hemi-sync.com

Insight Timer

Number 1 free meditation app that contains 45 000 free narrated meditations; also includes free talks and inexpensive courses on a multitude of topics, psychological and spiritual

insighttimer.com

Mindshift

Scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety

apps.apple.com/ca/app/mindshift-cbt-anxiety-canada/id634684825

Smiling Mind

Adult and youth oriented daily mindfulness, meditation, stress reduction exercises

smilingmind.com.au

Stop, Breathe & Think

Brief meditations specifically designed for children and young adults

stopbreathethink.com/meditations

Ten Percent Happier

Guided meditations and teachings in mindfulness from the experts

tenpercent.com