14 apps to help manage anxiety and stress during the pandemic

Need some support? There’s an app for that!

Georgian’s Mental Health and Well-being Committee recommends trying out one of these apps:

  1. AbilitiCBT: Practical, short-term program delivered online, that focuses on challenging and shifting unhelpful thinking and behaviours
  2. Aura: Manage your emotions and get restful sleep
  3. Calm: Helps with sleep, relaxation and meditation
  4. Buddhify: Free meditations for all kinds of moods
  5. Headspace: Mindfulness for everyday life
  6. HealthyMinds: Problem-solving tool to help deal with emotions and cope with stress
  7. Insight Timer: Assists with sleep, anxiety and stress; free library of guided meditations
  8. MindShift CBT: Uses scientifically-proven strategies to help you learn to relax and be mindful
  9. Moodfit: Boost your mood and get actionable insights on what brings you up or down
  10. nOCD: Helping people with OCD feel better every day: Includes video-based OCD therapy and in-between session support
  11. Sanvello: On-demand help for stress, anxiety and depression
  12. Theraheal: Based on your goals and needs, get a customize a treatment plan filled with exercises and meditations that are right for you.
  13. What’s Up?: Challenge your negative thinking patterns, cope with feelings, track habits and more
  14. Woebot: Reduce stress, discover patterns in your mood, and use tools designed by experts to stop negative thought patterns

Some of the apps are free, others offer memberships, free trials or in app purchases.

What apps do you find helpful? Share with us on social @georgiancollege.

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Sunset at lake with trees and frozen ground, Kempenfelt Bay
Pair one of these apps with a walk in nature today; view of Kempenfelt Bay (Barrie)

This post was first published in March 2020 and updated in January 2021 and November 2022

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