Online services and apps
There are many services and apps available online that can help you to take care of your mental health and wellbeing.
Download to your phone or mobile device.
BlueIce is an evidenced-based app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm.
It includes a mood diary, a toolbox of evidence-based techniques to reduce distress and automatic routing to emergency numbers if urges to harm continue.
Calm Harm is an app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm. It’s private and password protected.
Learn to relax, manage your worries and improve your wellbeing with Chill Panda. The app measures your heart rate and suggests tasks to suit your state of mind. Tasks include simple breathing techniques and light exercises to take your mind off your worries.
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 send them to someone and let the music do the talking.
The distrACT app gives you easy, quick and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
The content has been created by doctors and experts in self-harming and suicide prevention.
Price – £7.99 a month or £29.99 a year
Relax with the help of Headspace‘s guided meditations and mindfulness techniques. Meditation has been shown to promote subtle improvements in focus, attention and the ability to ignore distractions.
Samaritans Self-help app
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 with the Samaritans Self-Help app. Track your mood, create a safety plan, try techniques to help you challenge and cope with difficult feelings, and keep track of helpful activities that make you feel better.
Sleepio is an online sleep improvement programme that is clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster, reduce night-time awakenings, and give you more energy throughout the day. The programme is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and can be tailored to your individual specific needs.
Thrive helps you prevent and manage stress, anxiety and related conditions. The game based app can be used to relax before a stressful situation or on a more regular basis to help you live a happier, more stress-free life.
The WorryTree app aims to help you take control of worry wherever you are.
You can use the app to record whatever you feel worried about. It uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to help you notice and challenge your worries. It can also help you create an action plan for managing worry.
These online forums are great places for those who have busy schedules or who can’t get out and about. Chat to others who understand how you feel or get help from a therapist online.
A safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by sharing what’s troubling them, guided by trained professionals.
Side by Side
Side by Side is Mind’s supportive online community where you can be yourself. It’s a powerful thing to connect with someone else over shared experiences. Side by Side is an online community where you can listen, share and be heard.
Online resources and information
Find services to help support people living with mental illness in Kensington and Chelsea. DirectMe includes information about services including health, employment, housing and benefits.
Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community, which offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11 – 24 years and is available up to 10 pm every day.
NHS Depression and anxiety self-assessment quiz
If you’re 16 or over, this depression and anxiety self-assessment quiz can help you better understand how you’ve been feeling recently.
NHS Apps Library
Find more apps to help with your overall health and wellbeing on the NHS Apps Library
Community Living Well
If you are struggling with low mood, anxiety or depression and you feel you need something to change, take a look at the Community Living Well services. Our wellbeing services offer a range of different programmes that may help, depending on your situation.
Find out more about how we can help.