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Apps to support your mental health

Supporting your mental health with the help of apps

It can be overwhelming knowing which apps to use for mental health related matters. We have put a list together of apps that are scientifically backed and recommended by the NHS to make it easier for you to find one that’s right for you. 

CBT based and day-to-day mental health support

What’s up? A Mental Health app: Free app utilising some of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) methods to help you cope with depression, anxiety, anger, stress and more. 

Mindshift CBT app: Free Evidence-Based Anxiety Relief shares CBT strategies to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety. 

My possible self: Evidence based CBT, mood tracker and tools including meditations, grounding exercises and sleep support. 

Samaritans self-help app helps you to track your mood, practise coping techniques and log activities that help you feel better. 


Self-guide meditations available via the Employee Assistance Programme: staff support service 


  • Sleep aid
  • Reducing Stress
  • Self-compassion
  • Improving Performance
  • Increase Happiness
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Living in the Moment
  • Inspiring Hope and Fulfilment
  • Cherishing the body
  • Improving Brain Function
  • Understanding Emotions
  • Healing Sounds

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10-minute mind app:  Available, for free for UCL staff and PhD students. Get 10-minute meditations delivered to your inbox every day to help you. 

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Headspace: Science-backed app with meditations to help reduce stress, build resilience and aid better sleep. Student discount available. 

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Unwind: Focuses on deep breathing exercises to help you wake up fresh, improve focus and sleep better.