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The Best Apps for helping anxiety

Headspace
This app is easy to use with an incredibly relaxing voice over, and you get the first 10 days free!  I found it was so helpful that I actually bought the full version. I find I do my 10 minutes a day when I’m feeling the most stressed (i.e after a day at work, an argument, an exam). I really find these 10 minutes of just sitting still, breathing and doing a quick once-over on your body and mind feels incredibly valuable and I always look forward to the next session. Read my full review here, which I did a few weeks back.

SAM
My initial thought when I got this app, was the realisation that I have several phobia’s and I’m anxious a lot. The anxiety tracker asks you to rate your scale of anxiety/tension, thoughts or physical sensations which I find really puts into perspective of how anxious I’m actually feeling. The best thing about this app (from my opinion anyway) is the anxiety toolbox. You can simply find activities within the app that work for you, and just move them in here! Saving a hell of a lot of time in the long run.
Calm
I’m going to be honest here, the only thing I like about this app is the fact you can change different scenes on the open page of the app. I really didn’t find the 7-day meditation helpful as the woman’s voice annoyed me so much, but I guess it’s each to their own.
Don’t Panic
The best thing about this app is that it’s not just for anxiety. It’s for stress, worry, anger, depression and panic attacks too, which is literally everything I need help for when I’m on on the go. The app is made by Coventry and Warwickshire NHS, and was recommended to me from the Mental Health department when I had a bad turn. It’s a bunch of audio recordings which are all about 10-15 minutes long, and provide information about the mental health difficulties and how to manage them. I really recommend listening to this once a week for a full benefit, and even showing it to your family/friends/partner to help them understand too.
Let me know if you download any of these apps and what your experiences were like!
 
 

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