Approximately one in every five Australians will experience a mental health problem, and while apps are not considered a replacement for the use of support services,
Here are three of my personal favourites:
For me he is the guilt-free daily messenger buddy, drawing from a therapeutic framework known as CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) by some very smart folks at Stanford. I often spend a lot of my therapy session with my psychologist asking questions to understand why I react or interact with things in a certain way and seek to gain an understanding so that I can adjust my behaviour and/or thought processes towards a healthier mind. I have what feels like a weird fascination around my internal operating system. What Woebot also does is often explain what it is in the moment that I might be experiencing based on my responses and that begins to shape certainty for me when I’m in a panic’d state of mind.
Your happiness friend. Who wouldn’t love a penguin in their pocket? This is a virtual message buddy that includes a list of tools for a burst of energy, better sleep, to relax or befriend your inner monsters.
3. Calm – meditate, sleep, relax.
This app provides a range of meditations available for different needs like anxiety, sleep, focus and more. As someone who often operates with a busy mind, it can be a mission to quiet the mind to get to sleep. It took me many years to realise that it wasn’t about having an empty brain but allowing for thoughts to float through, acknowledge what I needed to and move through it. Personally I’ve always responded best to guided meditations as well for which you can find a plethora on youtube.