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Support apps

These are a collection of evidence-informed apps designed to support young people, adults and families with their mental health and well-being. If you click on the image it will open the app site in a new window. All apps listed are free to download, although please be aware that some may contain in-app purchases.

If you would like support to use these apps and are currently seeing CAMHS, please discuss with your clinician.

Anxiety and Low Mood

ThinkNinja: When you open the app you’ll meet Wise Ninja, your personal guide to help you learn about mental health, emotional well-being and resilience. (Ages 11-17) What is ThinkNinja? - YouTube

My Possible Self: Personalised mental health assistant - You can rate your mood at any time using our intuitive mood tracking and insights tool, so you can recognise how your activity affects your mood. What is My Possible Self? - YouTube

Woebot: Meet Woebot, the AI-powered mental health chatbot that uses brief daily chat conversations, mood tracking, curated videos, and word games to help people manage their mental health. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGh8dNkpZWk

Reflectly - Journal & AI Diary (Iphone) Reflectly: Diary, Gratitude Journal and Mood Tracker (Android): A journaling app that uses AI to guide you and provides personalised motivation and prompts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB7jrSN0-d0

Clear Fear - Did you know anxiety is fear based? Clear Fear is full of practical techniques to reduce the physical responses to threat by learning to breathe, relax and be mindful as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions. (Ages 11-19) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NogQvWOKuc

Iphone - Stresscoach - Anxiety Helper. Android - Stresscoach - Reduce Anxiety: Stresscoach is your personal digital coach who supports you in times or anxiety and stress. Mimicking direct messages Stresscoach provides strategies to help with negative thoughts, overwhelming emotions, productivity and self-compassion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWvwAvXj8Uk

Rootd - Panic Attack & Anxiety Relief – Feel motivated to reduce your panic through using Rootd’s panic button, guided deep breathing, anxiety journal and soothing visualisations. Collect points and celebrate your progress in the process. Rootd App | Panic Attack & Anxiety Relief In Your Pocket - YouTube

Dare: Anxiety & Panic Relief – Helping you overcome anxiety, panic attacks, worry and insomnia with easily accessible functions to use on the go when panic strikes. Track your progress daily with the mood journal.

CBT Companion – Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques with fun lessons and videos: record your mood, journal, challenge automatic thoughts and check if your predictions come true. CBT Companion Intro - YouTube

MindShift CBT - Anxiety Canada – Covering a wide range of difficulties that teens and young adults might face, MindShift CBT helps you challenge negativity, learn more about anxiety, develop more effective ways of thinking, be mindful and relax. Getting Started with MindShift CBT - Brief Walkthrough - YouTube


Grief: Support for Young People (Child Bereavement UK) – For young people who have been bereaved of someone important to them. The app has information about bereavement, grief, feelings and how others can help. (Ages 11-25) (Currently unavailable on android) https://www.childbereavementuk.org/  https://www.childbereavementuk.org/news/our-app


Calm Harm - An app that helps young people manage the urge to self-harm, you can add your own tasks too and it’s completely private and password protected. Manage the urge to self harm with Calm Harm - YouTube

Stay Alive - This app is a pocket suicide prevention resource, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide. Provides area specific support. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Awqi0V0L8


DBT Travel Guide - contains more than 200 different skills and mindfulness exercises. The app can provide support in moments of crisis

Eating Disorders

Brighter Bite - ED Recovery – an app designed to help you to understand, track and navigate through eating disorder recovery

Brighter Bite: Mobile App - Your Best Buddy for Eating Disorder Recovery - YouTube

Family and Friends

Combined Minds - An app developed to help families and friends support young people with their mental health

Support a young person's mental health with Combined Minds - YouTube


PTSD Coach – an app designed to provide education and support for those experiencing symptoms of PTSD

Mira Trauma and PTSD Support – a self help app designed to help those with trauma and PTSD better manage their symptoms

Relaxation and Mindfulness

Headspace - A meditation app that acts as a personal guide to health and happiness Using the Headspace App - YouTube

Serenity: Guided Meditation & Mindfulness

Calm (inc. Calm Kids) - Meditation techniques to aid with stress and sleep. The Calm App - YouTube

Colors: stress, sleep, relax – this app helps you to eliminate stress, relax or fall asleep easier through using colour and the senses.

MyLife Meditation (formerly Stop, Breath& Think) – an award winning meditation and mindfulness app that offers daily wellness check-ins and suggests activities personalised on how you feel.

Smiling Mind - A meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life

Virtual Hopebox - The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is a app that contains simple tools to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.

Young Age – Relaxation and Mindfulness

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame – an app intended for parents and caregivers to use with their young children (ages 2-5) to teach how to handle frustrating situations and build resilience.

Children's Sleep Meditations – an app offering a number of bedtime meditations for children.

Mindful Gnats – an app designed to teach young people simple mindfulness and relaxation skills

If you need urgent mental health support and advice:
Call NHS 111 for physical or mental health emergencies (available 24/7)
HPFT Single Point of Access (SPA) 24/7 Mental Health Helpline: call 0800 6444 101
Samaritans: call 116 123 (available 24/7)
SHOUT85258: text 'SHOUT' to 85258 (available 24/7)
Always dial 999 in an emergency or, to contact the Police in a non-emergency, use 101.

Please note these apps are recommended following a clinical review, however, HPFT do not take responsibility for the content or use of your in-app data