Last Modified: 11:25am 11/05/2020
Mental Wellbeing Resources and Apps
This information has been compiled to bring together resources and phone apps that may be useful to maintain mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond. These resources are free to use unless otherwise stated.
Big White Wall
|Online community for people who are stressed, anxious or feeling low. The service has an active forum with round-the-clock support from trained professionals.
|App promoting meditation, better sleep and relaxation
|Phone app & Website
Free to use; in-app purchases
|A diary tracker to better understand the user’s moods
|A supportive online community; a safe space to listen, share thoughts and be heard. Run by MIND. Over 17s only
|Helps people to stay more in the present and keep positive throughout the day
|Phone app, IOS only
Mental Health Foundation
|Support for mental health. Has a section on staying mentally well during Coronavirus crisis.
My Possible Self: The Mental Health App
|Uses simple learning modules to manage fear, anxiety and stress and tackle unhelpful thinking
|Phone app Free to use; in-app purchase
|Designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm.
|A moderated site for sharing positive experiences of coping where young people can post video footage or stories about their life and self-harm; the overall aim is to support others in helping recovery. Very young person friendly.
Recovery Record – Eating Disorder App
|App helps users manage their journey to recovery from eating disorders
Arthur Ellis: Mental Health Support
|Provides a variety of free downloadable, practical guides for children, young people and adults to support mental health and well-being.
|Childline offers online advice through an app or desktop site, with coping strategies, message boards, “ask Sam” feature, 24/7 online 1-2-1 Counsellor and freephone helpline for young people up to the age of 19.
Tel: 0800 1111. There is a slightly different service between 1.00am and 7.30am with fewer counsellors during these hours compared to the day.