Mental health is one of the most talked about issues in the present day, and with NHS stats showing one in four adults suffer from some form on mental health issue, this could not be more important.
Facing such matters can be an extreme struggle for many, and with everyday tasks often becoming a challenge, it is vital to take some time out, allow yourself to unplug, clear your mind and refuel for the rest of your day.
Here are 3 of our top FREE apps that can aid in such situations:
Headspace does exactly what it says on the tin! The app provides a little ‘time out’ or ‘headspace’ for those instances when everything seems to be getting too much. Focusing on mindfulness and meditation, the app offers the essential tools to help users perform their best. Providing differentiating length sessions to tackle stress, anxiety, sleep and focus, users can cater the app to their personal needs to support them with issues bothering them the most.
Sleep can have a major impact on mental health, and with apps such as SleepCycle, you can bid goodnight to those restless nights.
The app tracks sleep movement via sound and vibrations analysis and determines trends in the depth of sleep and wake up times. From the results, users can then choose a wake-up time that will prompt the app to gently stir you from your sleep, so you wake up feeling fresh with a spring in your step for the day ahead.
Moodpath is an interactive app, focused on helping users understand their own thoughts, emotions and feelings. Prompting daily questions to assess wellbeing allows the app to track progress and teach it back in an understandable way to the user.
The tech-savvy app hosts over 150 videos and exercises to help strengthen mental health and even generates an electrical document of results that can be discussed further with healthcare professionals.