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Wellbeing apps

The following are a selection of relevant wellbeing apps:

Smiling mind


Age-specific mindfulness meditations and tracking of your progress:

  • age 7-11
  • age 12-15
  • age 16-22
  • adult.


  • free.
  • available on iTunes and GooglePlay.

Visit smiling mind website:


Summary:  Headspace is an app that teaches you how to meditate.

On your mobile and tablet, you can listen to Headspace on the go and download sessions to use offline. On your computer, you can play any session, any time.

Free basics course or you can subscribe

available on the App store and Google Play


Calm Harm


Why try it?

Calm Harm provides tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self harm. You can add your own tasks too and it's completely private and password protected.

What does it do?

The four categories of tasks target the main reasons for why people self harm.  Distract helps combat the urge by learning self control;  Comfort helps to care rather than harm;  Express gets those feelings out in a different way and Release provides safe alternatives to self injury.

The focus is to help to learn to identify and manage the ‘emotional mind’ with positive impact.  Please note the app is an aid in treatment but does not replace it.


Check-in-Beyond Blue

Designed by Beyond Blue and Two Bulls in consultation with young people, the Check-in app helps take the fear out of having a conversation with a friend who might be struggling.

By following four simple steps, you can easily plan how you will approach the person you care about, what you will say, and how you will offer your support.

The app provides young people the chance to rate how their conversation went and get ideas about the next steps forward to support a friend. There's also tips about looking after your own mental health, links to online forums and a range of online and phone services available for young Australians.


Insight Timer

Insight Timer is a free popular relaxation app that uses guided meditations, music and talks to help with sleep, relaxation and mindfulness. There are thousands of free tools to use on the app which range from stress and anxiety management to improving self-esteem and relationships.


The Mood Meter

The Mood Meter helps you identify your emotions throughout the day and supports you when you’d like to shift to a different emotion. Using the Mood Meter is quick and easy, helping you expand your emotional vocabulary and discover emotional nuances. Use the Mood Meter to:

* Check-in regularly with your feelings a at home, anytime.

* Discover what causes you to feel the way you do and see patterns in your feelings over time.

* Learn effective strategies to help you regulate your feelings and enhance the way you manage your life each day.

Over time, you’ll develop emotional intelligence skills that can help you in all areas of life.

*cost $0.99

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