Headspace

What does it do? Provides access to mindfulness and meditations guides led by experts on various categories including managing stress, anxiety, sleep, focus, mind-body health.

What can I use it for? To learn mindfulness and meditation skills and to help you build a routine that integrates this within your schedule.

Cost? It’s free! Premium subscriptions available to purchase. Students can access more within the Headspace app with Spotify Premium, at £4.99 per month for both services! https://www.spotify.com/uk/headspace/student/

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://www.headspace.com/

Noisli

What does it do? Plays natural background noises such as a forest, river, rainfall, cafe buzz etc. You can mix different sounds and change the volume.

What can I use it for? Helpful in masking your environmental noise to improve focus and boost productivity. It can also be used for relaxation and for providing a soothing background noise to help fall asleep.

Cost? It’s free! Premium subscriptions available to purchase.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://www.noisli.com/

Insight Timer

What does it do? A guided meditation app aimed to help sleep and reduce anxiety. Includes meditation and music tracks, courses aimed to calm the mind and meditation teachers to follow.

What can I use it for? This app may help you learn about meditation, increase your ability to meditate and relax

Cost? It’s free! Premium subscriptions available to purchase.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://insighttimer.com/

Calm

What does it do? Reviewed highly for sleep, meditation and relaxation. Includes guided meditation as well as sleep stories, nature sounds and mindfulness topics.

What can I use it for? This app may help you with relaxation, sleep and meditation.

Cost? It’s free! Premium subscriptions available to purchase.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://www.calm.com/

Sleep

What does it do? An app with a collection of soothing stories, meditations, white noise and sounds from different environments.

What can I use it for? This app may help improve your quality of sleep, reduce insomnia and aims to make  the ‘morning wake up’ easier for you

Cost? It’s free! Premium subscription  available to purchase.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://www.instagram.com/sleepapp/

Slumber: Fall Asleep, Insomnia

What does it do? This app has a collection of stories and meditations aimed to induce sleep and beat insomnia. Includes soothing sounds and ASMR stories.

What can I use it for? This app may help you feel relaxed and fall asleep quicker.

Cost? It’s free! Premium subscription available to purchase.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and is coming to Android soon. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://slumber.fm/about

Gratitude Journal

What does it do? An app aimed to promote personal growth and happiness through journaling with a focus on gratitude. Includes space for daily expressions of gratitude and appreciation with helpful prompts, encourages you to write daily self-affirmations and includes ‘daily zen’ thoughts.

What can I use it for? You may use this app to help you maintain your wellbeing, raise self awareness, encourage self affirmation and increase positive thoughts.

Cost? Basic app free, with in-app purchases, premium subscription packages available to purchase.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://gratefulness.me/

Action for Happiness

What does it do? This app includes daily action ideas, including monthly wellbeing calendars and an ‘action for happiness’ feed to scroll through for positive and encouraging content.

What can I use it for? You may use this to help boost your motivation by exposure to encouraging and uplifting content, maintain a healthy routine by implementing daily wellbeing action and increase your ability to self-care and engage in positive thoughts.

Cost: Basic app free, with in-app purchases, premium subscription packages available to purchase.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://www.actionforhappiness.org/smartphone-app

Catch It

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What does it do? Designed to illustrate key principles of CBT, this app aims to help users better understand their mood through use of an ongoing diary and reflection.

What can I use it for? This app may help you increase awareness and self reflection, particularly focusing on anxious thoughts. As you gain a better understanding of your mood through regular use you may find managing your anxiety less difficult.

Cost: Basic app free, with in-app purchases, premium subscription packages available to purchase.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/csd/app-directory/catch-it/

Mood Mission

What does it do? Based on CBT, this evidence based app is designed to give you a tailored list of missions that may help you feel better and improve your wellbeing when you report your mood.

What can I use it for? You might find this app helpful in distracting you away from anxiety, irrational thoughts and even unwanted habits as it prompts you to engage in different short ‘missions’ to navigate away from unhelpful patterns of thought, feelings or behaviour.

Cost? Basic app free, with in-app purchases, premium subscription packages available to purchase.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: http://moodmission.com/