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.

Apps

Download to your phone or mobile device.

BlueIce

Free

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

Price – £7.99 a month or £29.99 a year

CALM provides daily challenges to deepen your mindfulness practise and learn more about yourself that include sleep advice, exclusive music to help you relax and focus as well as video lessons on mindful movement and gentle stretching.

Calm Harm

Free

Calm Harm is an app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm. It’s private and password protected.

Catch It

Free

Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.

Chill Panda

Free

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.

Cove

Free

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.

distrACT

Free

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.

Feeling Good: positive mindset

Free, with in-app purchases

Relax your body and mind with a series of audio tracks designed to help you build confidence, energy and a positive mindset.

HEADSPACE

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.

My Possible Self: the mental health app

Free, with in-app purchases

Take control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour with the My Possible Self mental health app. 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.

Pzizz

Free, with in-app purchases

The Pzizz app helps you quickly calm your mind, fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed.

It uses “dreamscapes” – a mix of music, voiceovers and sound effects designed using the latest clinical research – to help you sleep better at night or take power naps during the day.

Samaritans Self-help app

Free

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.

Stress and Anxiety Companion

Free, with in-app purchases

Stress & Anxiety Companion helps you handle stress and anxiety on-the-go. Using breathing exercises, relaxing music and games designed to calm the mind, the app helps you change negative thoughts to help you better cope with life’s ups and downs.

Thrive

Free

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.

Worry Tree

Free

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.

Online resources and information

DirectMe

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.

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.