As we head into another lockdown and an uncertain Christmas, please look after yourselves and support your mental health – the below are some very useful apps and websites (NHS Approved) that can support you and your families mental health at this time.
Here2Help has been developed by a local initiative from people who want to make the range of services and support available to anyone in crisis. The aim of the app is to provide quick to find helplines for users to get support instantly and also a wide range of links to reading materials that can help people in a time of need.
Here2Help is a pocket guide that may be able to give you some direction or help to your situation, if you are worried about someone or if you are feeling the pressure of life. Then Help is here and support is available
BlueIce is a prescribed evidence-based app to help young people manage their emotions and to reduce urges to self-harm. It includes a mood diary, toolbox of evidence based techniques to reduce distress and automatic routing to emergency numbers if urges to harm continue. BlueIce was developed by Paul Stallard from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and co–produced by young people with lived experience of self-harm.
Calm Harm https://calmharm.co.uk/
Calm Harm is an award-winning app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, using the basic principles of an evidence-based therapy called Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm.
The distract app gives you easy, quick and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts. The content has been created by doctors and experts in self-harming and suicide prevention.
Feeling Good: positive mind set https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/feeling-good-positive-mindset/
Relax your body and mind with a series of audio tracks designed to help you build confidence, energy and a positive mind-set.
SliverCloud is an online course to help you manage stress, anxiety and depression. Work through a series of topics selected by a therapist to address specific needs. The eight-week course is designed to be completed in your own time and at your own pace.
The Student Health App provides easy access to more than 900 pages of reliable health information all in one place.. Reduce worries, feel more confident and get the support you need .
Furthermore, see the below list of 9 things you can do to fee; happier straight away:
- Get outside more – enjoy the fresh air and exercise.
- Eat good, nutritional food
- Be grateful for the small things.
- Call a friend – its good to talk.
- Slow down – have some me time.
- Play music that makes you feel good.
- Do something for someone else – random acts of kindness.
- Watch a movie that makes you smile.
- Play with your dog/cat/ pet