Mental Health and Wellbeing App Recommendations

Let’s put technology to good use

Although using technology can have a negative impact on our mental health, especially the excessive use of social media, there are also many apps that can also be used for good!

Here is a list of free apps that have great reviews and are available via The Apple App Store for iPhones or Google Play for android phones.

Action for Happiness

Sends you daily actions to help boost your happiness and the happiness of those around you.


A meditation app that helps you relieve stress in just 3 minutes.


Helps with sleep, meditation and relaxation.

Catch It

NSH app teaching you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.

Change4Life Smart Recipes

Over 160 quick, tasty and healthy recipes to inspire your mealtimes.

Couch to 5k

Helping you get back into exercise one small step at a time.


Helping you to retrain your brain to help you deal with chronic pain and other issues such as migraines.


A supportive online community from Mind Charity.


Guided meditation sessions.

Insight Timer

Helps improve your sleep, cope with anxiety and manage stress.

MindShift CBT

Scientifically based anxiety tool.


Young people focused app, helping you change how you think about anxiety. Instead of avoiding anxiety it will help you face it.

My Possible Self

Learn to think differently and track your mood with this NHS approved app.

SAM: Self-help for Anxiety Management

Offering a range of self-help and management techniques to help you deal with your anxiety.


Seven minute work-out sessions to help build exercise into your daily routine

Smiling Mind

helping to bring balance to your life with meditation and daily tracking

Stay Alive

a pocket suicide prevention resource, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe.

What’s Up?

uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress and more.

Find more advice, recommendations and support via our Support for Young People page.