While apps are not a substitute for therapy, they can offer some relief in easing difficult feelings. They can be a great way to reduce milder signs of anxiety and depression. Using apps can also be a great way to engage younger ones and teens.
With so many apps on the market, it can be hard to decide which ones to try out! OnBundock has put together a few of our favourite go-to apps to promote well-being and mental health outside the therapy room.
Track your mood.
Being proactive about tracking your health can keep you more aware of your daily emotions and any possible negative or positive patterns that crop up. Try tracking your mood patterns with these resources.
MyCompass - https://www.mycompass.org.au/
Some apps direct our attention to the here-and-now, so that we don’t worry about the future or past. This is known as mindfulness. These apps are a great introduction to mindfulness training.
These resources are useful tools to support your everyday well-being, especially in managing stress and anxiety. Remember, the apps can compliment therapeutic intervention, but not replace!