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Top Apps for Better Mental Health

By April 30, 2018 No Comments
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Taking care of your mental health is very important, but it can be hard to set aside the time to focus on yourself and your mind. Wello Nurse Practitioners are here to provide advice and support on mental health issues like stress, anxiety and depression, but they might just recommend taking in some additional mental health support through one of the many fantastic mental health apps out there. Next time you’re riding the train to work, or on a coffee break, don’t just scroll your Facebook feed, pick up your phone for a little mental TLC.

Explore our favourite apps to help promote mindfulness inside and outside of the home and workplace and improved mental health.

What’s Up Free (IOS and Android)

This app uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) methods to help with a number of issues including depression, anxiety, and stress. You can track your positive and negative thought patterns and learn how to get break unproductive habits.

Happily Free (IOS)

Happify focuses on your emotional health and wellbeing using games and activities developed by scientists. If you need to reduce stress, overcome negative thoughts, and build greater resilience this is the app for you.

Headspace $12.99/Month (IOS and Android)

Headspace is an app to help with meditation. Whether you are having trouble sleeping or feeling stress in the workplace, this app can help guide you through meditation activities and mindfulness techniques for better mental health. Top mental health app recommendation from Kayla, one of our Wello Nurse Practitioners.

iMoodJournal $2.99 (IOS and Android)

This app acts as a journal, personal diary and mood charting tool. The great thing about this app is that it can also track sleep, medications, stress and anxiety and more. It was also recognized by the New York Times as one of the best apps for Bi-Polar Disorder. 

Breathe2Relax  Free (IOS and Android)

Breathe2Relax is a great app that provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body. It also offers instructions and practice exercises to help you learn stress management skills including diaphragmatic breathing. 

Calm Free (IOS and Android)

Calm is an app for mindfulness and meditation that aims to bring more clarity and peace to your daily life. Voted the app of the year in 2017 it is great for beginners, but also includes programs for intermediate and advanced users.

Pacifica Free (IOS and Android)

Pacifica offers psychologist-designed tools to address stress, anxiety, and depression. These tools are based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness meditation, relaxation, and mood/health tracking. 

Mood Path Free (IOS and Android) 

Mood Path is one of the leading apps for depression with questions to assess your mood on a daily basis. It offers 150 psychological exercises and videos to give you a better understanding of your moods and depression and strengthen your mental health.

MindShift Free, donation encouraged (IOS and Android)

An app by Anxiety BC, that helps youth and young adults struggling with anxiety. A portable coach helping you face challenging situations and take charge of your life.

 HealthyMinds Free (IOS and Android)

A Canadian developed stress management tool created for students! The app is a problem-solving tool to help deal with emotions and cope with the stresses that young adults encounter on campus and in their everyday lives.

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If you’ve joined Wello as part of an individual or corporate membership, you have full access to our caring Wello Nurse Practitioners, who have the training and knowledge to help you with a wide range of mental health issues.

You can have a confidential chat with us on the phone or video. From there, we’ll talk to you about next steps, whether that’s getting a prescription renewed, referring you to a psychologist for ongoing counseling, or working with other professionals to help you tackle an addiction.

Whatever you’re struggling with, our Wello Nurse Practitioners are here to support you – without judgment and with the highest level of compassion and professionalism.

We also offer “keep well services”: nutrition and exercise plans, disease prevention, stress & burn-out concerns, preventive and lifestyle planning, and more!

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Want to get more keep well tips from our Wello Nurse Practitioners?

Book an appointment by phone at 1-888-585-2120, email at hello@wello.ca or log into your patient portal to secure message directly with a Wello Nurse Practitioner at www.wello.ca.

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