Between logging our calorie intake on MyFitnessPal and tracking our runs on RunKeeper (or squeezing in a 7 Minute Workout with Johnson & Johnson), we do a pretty good job of using technology to benefit our physical health.

To mark World Mental Health Day, we’ve rounded up the best apps designed to keep track of your mental health too.

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Headspace provides daily guided meditation for when you need some downtime in the big bad world. Try the free Take 10 programme to see what difference 10 minutes a day of calm, clear thinking can do for your head.

Price: Free (for the basics pack)
Operating system: iOS, Android

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Ever feel tense and anxious in certain situations? Do you find yourself plagued with worrying thoughts?

Standing for self-help for anxiety management, and produced by the University of West England, SAM gives you the tools to help with your mental health. 

This app will help keep track of what makes you feel anxious and provides a plethora of welcome distractions to help ease anxious thoughts when they arise.

Price: Free
Operating system: iOS, Android

Dream EZ

Dream Ez

Post-traumatic stress disorder is tough to deal with, and many people can find themselves waking up from nightmares night after night, leaving them tired in the day. Dream EZ uses imagery rehearsal therapy to reduce the frequency and intensity of nightmares, so sufferers can sleep easy.

Imagery rehearsal therapy is a psychological treatment for nightmares, which has been shown in clinical trials to reduce nightmare frequency and improve sleep quality.

Price: Free
Operating system: iOS, Android 

7 Cups of Tea

Emotional support, counselling and therapy from someone who’s trained to lend a sympathetic ear when you’re feeling stressed or upset. Get advice and confidential conversation on everything from relationship problems to stress at work in a totally safe, anonymous environment.

Help is also available in 140 lanaguges. 

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Price: Free
Operating system: iOS, Android


Inhale, exhale and relax. Pacifica is a place to relax and unwind, as well as providing useful tools to help track your mood, challenge yourself to think in a more balanced way and interact with in its community.

Price: Free
Operating system: iOS, Android  

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