There's an App for That!
Apps are a great way to help to manage your wellbeing.
- There are a range of Apps for your mobile or electronic device.
- The beauty of an App is it is available where you are, when you need it.
- The NHS and Mind webpages both have lists for digital tools to help you manage your health.
The Student Health App provides easy access to more than 900 pages of reliable health information all in one place. The content has been created for university students by NHS doctors and is regularly updated.
Use the app to reduce your worries, feel more confident and get the support you need at what can be a challenging time for any student.
- We have also created a list of apps that students have reported as helpful (see below).
Alcohol intake can easily add up, you can track your units or get personalised advice using the NHS IPhone App (Drink tracker app is in a side bar).Track your units and make changes with Drinkaware.
- Coventry IAPTs 'Don't Panic' self help range are now available on itunes, Google Play. You can also download in audio format.
- Mindshift (available on both itunes and google play) is CBT in your pocket. It helps you stop avoiding anxiety and face it!
- SAM Self help for anxiety is available to track your anxiety and support you in identifying strategies.
- Rootd https://www.rootd.io/ - Self help for managing anxiety and panic attacks.
- Colorfy https://www.colorfy.net/ - Colouring therapy app
- Choicemap for iPhone helps you prioritise decisions.
- Pros and Cons is a similar choice list for android.
- Utilise relaxation, distraction and CBT-based techniques during times of stress with 'Virtual Hope Box' for android and iphone
Mindfulness & Meditation
- Get Some Headspace offers a free 10 day trial of meditation.
- Calm provides times guided meditation, available via your browser or smart phone.
Making Changes and Goal Setting
- Monitor your mood with this handy NHS Mood App.
- Have access to a range of self help booklets on your iPhone or iPad using Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Self Help App.
- Track your mood with Daylio Mood tracker on google and apple.
- Have a life coach in your pocket with Coach.Me.
- The factsheet section contains further information.
- There are many reasons why we procrastinate from tasks. Unstuck for iPad helps identify these root causes.
- Some apps support you with planning such as to do Colour Note Pad or Now Do This which makes you focus on one activity at a time.
- Other Apps can cut out distractions by limiting access to websites or social media at the times you set them such as Self Control for Mac and Productivity Owl for PC.
- Rescue Time Lite is a free tool for your PC which analyses how you spend your time online and gives you a daily report. A great way of gaining insight so that you can commit to making small changes.
- Focus Booster is a timer app which remind you to take a short break every 25 minutes, it also reminds you to return to work.
- Pocket is a handy app for iPads and iPhones which bookmarks webpages to read later, what makes this different from other sites such as Pintrest is you can delete all the non-relevant information and advertisements so that there is less to distract you.
- If you need to get your sleep pattern back on track Sleep Time for iPhone or Sleep Time for Android could be just the thing to help.
- We all know we should be drinking 8 glasses of water a day, we all know that it helps with concentration and memory, and yet it can be so easy to forget to drink enough H20.
- Hydrate Yourself for the iPhone and Hydrate for Android are there to help you track your intake of water and you can even set reminders.
Timetables and Routine
- An outlook calendar can be helpful in helping manage your time.
- Handy Timetable for the iPhone or timetable for android combines the benefits of a calendar with memos and schedules.
- Superbetter is an online game which helps build emotional resiliance. See the TED talk by the games' developer.
- Daily Yoga for Android or iPhone is a free app with a range of daily exercise to help relax and stretch.
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