Looking after your mental health is just as important as looking after your physical health, especially in times like this. Even though you may not feel like you necessarily have a lot to say, talking to someone about your emotions can be really beneficial. It is important to understand why you are feeling a certain way and to learn tools to help you deal with these feelings in the future.
A lot of people may not feel like they have someone they are comfortable to talk to about these things with, thankfully there are lots of ways you can use your phone, laptop or tablet to seek help.
These apps and different online resources are easy and discreet ways of looking after your mental health. They’re easy to use and will help you to make sure that you’re minding your head.
Moodgym is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety. It helps you understand the way you are feeling and what makes you upset. It has over 1 million users worldwide, is anonymous and confidential and you can access it at any time and go at your own pace.
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- Smiling Mind
The SmilingMind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life. The free app allows you to practice your daily meditation and mindfulness exercises from any device. They say around 10 minutes a day can really improve your day to day life!
- Recharge – Move Well, Sleep Well, Be Well.
This app is aimed at helping you create good habits in your daily life. The free app will help you establish good sleep habits, include regular exercise and helping you realise the importance of getting out into nature. This app will help you to get out of bed and engaged in the world.
This app may be a little bit different as it comes in the form of a game. As the website says ‘SuperBetter builds resilience – the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of change and difficult challenges.’ While you make your way through the game you are also learning different tools which may help you throughout your life.
Mindshift is an app that helps teens and young adults manage everyday anxiety. The free app helps you think about it differently to face it and conquer it, rather than trying to avoid it.
Moodtracker.com allows you to log and track your moods and sleep patterns and help you manage anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder.
This Irish app lets you track your vitals like food, water, and exercise to keep on top of what’s important. It also has a journaling feature and even a little ‘pet’ that you look after.
Try downloading at least one of these apps for the week and see if it helps you with your mood and mental health. Less us know over on Instagram @ _kiss.ie!