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Health and Wellbeing Apps for Mobiles & Tablets

These days so many of us use apps in our everyday life for anything from shopping to entertainment to travel, but have you considered using them to look after your health and wellbeing?

With the growing digital age, there are now more and more apps out there that can help with anything from managing your general wellbeing, such as Mindfulness, to those for more specific health concerns. 

Whilst these apps can be extremely useful and ready at your fingertips, they are not a replacement for seeking medical advice. If you have concerns about any symptoms you are experiencing where you think you need more clinical advice, then seek help from your pharmacy or GP.

Understanding Behaviour Change

- Cognitive diary:

Aims to teach the user self-help tools of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) as a means of challenging irrational thinking that might otherwise lead to anger, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, or stress.

- CBT thought record diary

With a thought diary, you can document your negative emotions, analyze flaws in your thinking, and reevaluate your thoughts. It may even help you recognise ways to deal with your negative behaviors and emotions.

- 2 morrow health

An "Acceptance and Commitment Therapy" or ACT-based approach to behavior change.
2Morrow's platform has been clinically tested and shown to be effective.

Self Esteem & Confidence

- How to be confident:

Tips on how to increase your confidence                                                                                                                                                    

- 101 Self-esteem affirmations:

This app comes with 101 affirmations for helping you boost your self esteem. Each affirmation is recorded, so you will listen to it while you read it on screen.                                                                                                                    

- Boost your self-confidence                                                                          

A guide of self- esteem boosting strategies that can be integrated into every aspect of your daily life                                                                          

- Positive thinking strategies:

A guide of positve thinking strategies that can be integrated into every aspect of your daily life                                                                                                                                          

- Power of positive thinking:

Power Of Positive Thinking App brings you daily wisdom of how to change your life for better, every day, day by day with magical wisdom of many great thinkers                                                                                                                                        

- Self esteem blackboard:     

This app was developed by a clinical psychologist using the methods of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help improve self-esteem                                                                                                                                          

- Self esteem building guide:

This app. is a self esteem builder and your ultimate guide to boost self esteem to achieve goals in life.                                                                                                                                        

- Improve self confidence and self esteem:

The app is designed to:
1. Increase your awareness of negative thoughts
2. Train you to identify and challenge negative thoughts
3. Increase your access to neutral and positive thoughts
4. Increase the automaticity of the above processes
5. Provide daily confidence and self esteem boost

Stress & Anxiety

- Youper – Anxiety & depression:

Created by a team of experts led by psychiatrist Dr. Jose Hamilton, Youper utilizes artificial intelligence to personalize various techniques to fit your needs. It incorporates techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Meditation                                                                

- WYSA – Stress depression & anxiety chatbot:

Used in the NHS and covered by the BBC, Wysa is trusted by 500,000 people, Wysa is an emotionally intelligent chatbot that uses AI to react to the emotions you express. Unlock tools and techniques that help you cope with challenges in a fun, conversational way. For extra support, you can avail of guidance from a real human coach - a qualified skilled mental health professional who will take you through the advanced coaching sessions for your personal needs                                   

- Pacifica – stress & anxiety:

Pacifica gives you psychologist-designed tools to address them based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness meditation, relaxation, and mood/health tracking                                                                         

- Anxiety tracker:

Anxiety tracker allows you to complete daily anxiety check-ins using the GAD-7 anxiety test to keep a record of your daily anxiety level and mood. This uses a score out of 21 calculated by the test, allowing you to visualize changes in your mood and feelings of anxiety                                                                                                

- Stress & anxiety companion        

Healthy Eating

- My diet coach:       

My Diet Coach will help you find your inner motivation, help keep you on track, let you make healthy lifestyle changes and resist food cravings, emotional eating, avoid exercise laziness and other weight loss difficulties                                                                                             

- Change4Life: Smart recipes:

The FREE Smart Recipe app from Change4Life is an easy way of helping you prepare tasty, healthier meals the whole family will love                                                                 

- Change4life: food scanner:

It’s time to get scanning! Just find a food or drink barcode to quickly see what’s inside. You might be surprised by what you find!

We’ve also identified healthier snack choices to take the guess work out of shopping. Look for our healthier snacks which get the thumbs up for being under 100 calories without being high in sugar, sat fat or salt.                                                                         

- Healthy habits – improve your health and live longer

Smoking Cessation

- Smoke free – quit smoking now and stop for good:

App to monitor your smoking habits, money saved reducing your smoking in take and an insight as to how your health is improving                         

- Quit tracker: stop smoking:

A high quality app that helps you figure out how much money you can save simply by stopping smoking. The app will also enable you to how much time you spent without cigarettes and it will also let you know the amount of life you regained by not smoking                                                                        

- Stop smoking – easy quit free:

EasyQuit is a free application to help you break your smoking habit.
It has a quit smoking slowly mode, scientific health statistics, money saved, motivational badges and many more features

Alcohol Advice

- Sober time – sober day counter and clean time clock:

Sober Time is a sober day counter with a built-in community that tracks how long you have been clean and sober.                   

- 12 Steps guide

Step by step explanation and understanding of the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous via sharing of an alcoholic.                                                                                                  

Physical Activity

- Google fit – health & activity tracker:

App in cooperation with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the American Heart Association (AHA) to bring you two new activity goals that can help improve your health: Move Minutes and Heart Points                                                      

- Fitness & sleep tracker:

Track your walk steps, sleep, heart rate and more 24/7. It's 100% Free. No smart band or gadgets required. Work without internet connection and GPS                                                                                 

- Personal trainer – home workout for women:

Workout at home and get amazing results. This app includes everything you need to get great results - use Home Workout as your personal trainer and see your body improve, fast!                                    

Sexual Health

- Sexual health guide:

This app lets you explore the world of sexual health giving information and advice on how to be sexually healthy                                                                                     

- Contraception methods               

Minor Ailments

- Dictionary diseases & disorders:

Dictionary Diseases & Disorders is a medical dictionary that provides all information about symptoms, diseases and treatment                                                                

- Manage my pain lite: 

Manage My Pain helps you and others better understand what you are going through                     


- Memorygames:

Stimulate your memory and have fun with memory puzzles by Senior Games. A complete collection of games that will help you develop your memory skills while having fun                                                                                                              

- Train your brain – attention games:

We present this game collection to stimulate attention and to train concentration                                                        

- DST – Dementia screening test, alzheimer test:   

The DST very effectively detects early dementia stages, and can reliably distinguish between the different dementia severity levels                               

- Memory exercise for alzheimers:

This is a memory exercise game for develop your memory. The game aims to improve memory for alzheimer's patients

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This page was last updated on: 20/06/2019