From socialising to gaming, ordering food to watching movies, you probably use apps for lots of things. So why not use them to help you look after your mental health too?
There are thousands of mental health and wellbeing apps available on the app stores, which might be quite overwhelming. To help you, together with mental health experts, Good Thinking has identified some of the best NHS-approved apps available for both adults and young people, and provides Londoners with free access to them.
We are delighted to announce that the full version of the Feeling Good app is available to download for FREE through Good Thinking (it usually costs £24.99).
What is Feeling Good?
Feeling Good offers audio track programmes that combine deep relaxation with Olympic sports techniques that calm your mind and body and lift your mood, helping you to feel more positive, let go of worries, sleep better and deal with stress more easily. In this way, they help you to feel better within yourself and more able to cope with life's ups and downs.
Why use Feeling Good?
- Increase wellbeing and positive mindset
- Sleep better and worry less
- Reduce depression and stress
- See problems as challenges
- Increase vitality and self-esteem
Scan the QR code or click the link below to download the Feeling Good app.
What is Feeling Good Teens?
Feeling Good Teens is a shorter, age-appropriate version of the NHS-accredited Feeling Good app, designed for 10-15 year olds. The audio tracks teach skills in:
- Muscle relaxation
- Slowing down breathing
- Calming the mind
- Building self-confidence
- Copying with exam stress
- Enabling better sleep
Scan the QR code or click the link below to download the Feeling Good Teens app.
What do Londoners say?
We asked Good Thinking Digital Health Ambassadors at Partnership for Young London to take a closer look at the Feeling Good app and the Feeling Good Teens app. Here’s what they thought:
“It helped me to understand certain emotions that I was experiencing and how to combat the negative feelings. I would recommend it to anyone suffering with poor mental health and may be hesitant to seek professional help. This app would give them the confidence to reach out and potentially calm negative thoughts as answered are provided.” Page (15 years old)
“I was pleasantly surprised with the variety of categories available for helping you, such as ‘confidence boost’ or ‘sleep better’. There was even a playlist for ‘stop smoking’ and even though of course it may not be 100% effective, it could be used alongside smoking cessation advice from GPs or specialist services to stop smoking.” Jakob (17 years old)
“The Feeling Good app is an extremely useful app that I’d recommend for anyone and everyone. Through exploring it, I found that it guides one in making peace with the all-consuming worries and struggles that exist in life, by immersing the user in its relaxing and calming world. It helped to put me at ease and it leaves you, as the title says, feeling good.” Salem (18 years old)
Find out more
Check out the full range of free NHS-approved apps that Good Thinking recommend.