14 free apps to help manage anxiety and stress during COVID-19
March 26, 2020

We recognize this is a difficult time as students adjust to online learning and we continue to respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Georgian’s Mental Health and Well-being Committee recommends trying out one of these free apps:

  1. Aura: Manage your emotions and get restful sleep*
  2. Calm: Helps with sleep, relaxation and meditation*
  3. Buddhify: Free meditations for all kinds of moods
  4. Headspace: Mindfulness for everyday life
  5. HealthyMinds: Problem-solving tool to help deal with emotions and cope with stress
  6. Insight Timer: Assists with sleep, anxiety and stress; free library of guided meditations
  7. MindShift CBT: Uses scientifically-proven strategies to help you learn to relax and be mindful
  8. Moodfit: Boost your mood and get actionable insights on what brings you up or down*
  9. nOCD: Helping people with OCD feel better every day: Includes video-based OCD therapy and in-between session support
  10. Sanvello: On-demand help for stress, anxiety and depression
  11. Self-help for Anxiety Management: Learn 25 different self-help techniques and more
  12. Stop, Breathe & Think: Check in with how you’re feeling, and try short activities tuned to your emotions*
  13. thinkFull: Library of life tips to help you relieve stress, solve problems and live well
  14. What’s Up?: Challenge your negative thinking patterns, cope with feelings, track habits and more*

*offers in app purchases

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

Sunset at lake with trees and frozen ground, Kempenfelt Bay

Bonus: Pair one of these free apps with a walk in nature today; view of Kempenfelt Bay (Barrie)

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