14 apps to help manage anxiety and stress during the pandemic
February 25, 2021

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. 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. MyLife: Check in with how you’re feeling, and try short activities tuned to your emotions
  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

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)

New bonus apps

  • AbilitiCBT: Practical, short-term program delivered online, that focuses on challenging and shifting unhelpful thinking and behaviours
  • MindBeacon (for Ontario residents): Digital therapy is now available free of charge to support Ontarians through stress and mental well-being concerns during COVID-19.

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