Mental Health Websites & Apps

Mental health sites and apps

There are a huge number of mental health resources available online whether you’re looking for websites or apps.  Many of them are free, and many of them are high quality, but sometimes the biggest challenge can be finding what’s most useful and relevant to you.  Please let me know what your favourites are, and what I should add to the list.

You might also find the following resource info on MH@H helpful:

Mental Health Websites

  • Healthy Place: has a broad range of mental health info; founded by mental health advocate Natasha Tracy
  • Here to Help: mental health info, workbooks, wellness modules, and family resource, as well as a toolkit on dealing with psychosis
  • PositivePsychology.com: info on a variety of mental illnesses and psychology topics, as well as therapy-related resources
  • Psych Central: covers a broad spectrum of mental health and psychology topics
  • PsychReg: has articles on mental health by professionals as well as personal mental health stories
  • SANE (UK): info on a wide range of conditions
  • The Mighty: an online community for people with mental illness and other chronic illnesses

Anxiety

Depression & Bipolar

Eating Disorders

OCD

Psychosis

Self-harm

National Self-Harm Network harm reduction publications: The ‘hurt yourself less’ workbook and Cutting the risk

Stigma

Visit the Stop Stigma page for resources focused on stigma, including #Sicknotweak and Time to Change.

Substance use disorders

  • Recover Together by Google: a substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery resource
  • SMART recovery: mutual support based on rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT)

Suicide

There are suicide prevention apps below, and more resources on the Suicide and Mental Illness: Let’s Talk About It page.

Therapy-Based Self-Help websites

Therapy-Based Self-Help Resources

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)


Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Mental health apps

Mental Health Apps

These mental health apps are either free or have a substantial amount of free content in addition to premium content.  They’re available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play unless otherwise specified.

ACT Coach app logo

ACT Coach: acceptance and commitment therapy-based info & tools

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Calm in the Storm (App Store): stress management & safety plan tools

CBT-i Coach app for insomnia

CBT-i Coach: CBT for insomnia tools

eMoods bipolar mood tracker logo

eMoods: a mood tracker for bipolar disorder

Health Storylines logo

track moods, symptoms, and meds

Me v PMDD app logo

Me v. PMDD: track PMDD symptoms

Mindshift app logo

MindShift: CBT thought tools, relaxation strategies, and coping activities

Moodfit

Moodfit: mindfulness, breathing exercises, factor tracking (e.g. mood, sleep)

nOCD app logo

nOCD: (App Store): self-help for OCD based on exposure and response prevention

PTSD Coach app logo

PTSD Coach: tools for managing PTSD symptoms

Remente app icon

Remente: goal setting, balancing different life areas, mood tracking

sanvello mental health app logo

Sanvello (formerly Pacifica): mood tracking, CBT tools, guided meditations

Therachat app icon

Therachat: tracking tools and journalling

Up! bipolar mood app logo

Up! (Google Play): bipolar mood tracker

woebot

Woebot: a chatbot that helps with mood tracking and CBTexercises

Calm Harm app logo

Calm Harm: 5-15 minute strategies to help ride out self-harm urges

Catch It app icon

Catch It: mood tracking app from the NHS

Done_app

Done: A Simple Habit Tracker (App Store): monitor healthy habits

FearTools app logo

FearTools: CBT tools for managing anxiety

Happify

Happify: build skills along chosen wellness tracks

InnerHour app logo

InnerHour: self-help for anxiety & depression

Mood Coach app logo

Mood Coach (App Store): track mood, develop a values-based behavioural activation plan

Moodnotes

Moodnotes: track your mood and the factors that influence it

Pixels mental health app logo

Pixels (Google Play): track thoughts & emotions to see patterns

Quirk CBT app logo

Quirk: CBT tool to examine thoughts and identify cognitive distortions

Recovery Record: RR:Eating Disorder Management has tools like logs, meal planning, and coping skills

Rootd app logo

Rootd: panic attack and anxiety management

SAM

Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM): tracking tools, anxiety coping strategies

TruReach

TruReach: CBT audio lessons

What's Up mental health app

What’s up – A Mental Health App: tracking tools, coping strategies, info on MH topics

Youper icon

Youper: an “emotional health assistant” that uses AI technology

Meditation & Mindfulness Apps

Mindfulness Exercises: Free & premium mindfulness courses and worksheets

Wellness Resources

Suicide crisis resources – reach out

Suicide Prevention Apps

There are more resources, including crisis lines, on the Suicide and Mental Illness: Let’s Talk About It page.

Stay Alive app logo

Stay Alive: tools to help if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal

Suicide? Help! app logo

Suicide Help: has info, resources, and a safety planning tool

The Lifeline suicide prevention app

The Lifeline: strategies & tools to cope with suicidal thoughts, and 1-touch dialling to Canadian crisis lines

Suicide safety plan app logo

Suicide Safety Plan: guides you through safety planning

My3 app logo

My3: helps you prepare a crisis plan and identify the top 3 people you could turn to


I’ve also collected loads of mental health resources from a variety of sources on Pinterest.

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