e-Health is fast becoming a way that people can keep track of their mental or addiction wellbeing in conjunction with their medical health professional. Mobile Phone Apps are one option that are accessible for most people that have smartphones, iPads or tablets. They hold many features from learning how to meditate, breathing for anxiety, relaxation and mindfulness skills to tracking addictions, goals and plans for safety when in suicidal crisis.
Apps are portable and interactive and can be a great addition to ones recovery journey. An app will only be as effective if you use it, so find one that works for you and benefit from the amazing potential that Apps can hold. Please note that most Apps are free to download but may require payment or subscription for full features etc.
Here are a couple of apps you can choose from:
The Check-in is for anyone who wants to check in with a friend but is concerned about saying the wrong thing or making the situation worse.
- The app takes you through four steps, getting you to think about where you might check in, what you might say and how might you support your friend.
- There is also a section showing you things to consider, such as what if my friend denies there is a problem or what if I say something silly.
MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety.
- Learn how to relax and develop more helpful ways of thinking.
- Identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety.
- Includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety, as well as specific tools to tackle exam anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, performance anxiety, worry, panic and conflict.
- It can help you change how you think about anxiety.
- Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.
Click here to read the booklet and find more amazing apps to assist and support you.
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