So many of us use apps in our everyday lives, so why not use apps to look after your wellbeing and mental health?

With so many websites and apps out there that can help, what better time than now to give one a try?

Our Foundations for Life Wellbeing and Emotional Resilience coaches have pulled together a list of their favourites for you to choose from, which help with stress, anxiety, and relaxation.

To find out more about the 1-2-1 support our coaches can offer, to help improve your wellbeing or emotional resilience and reach your goals, get in touch foundations@karbonhomes.co.uk, or call 0191 223 8750

This list has been compiled by Karbon's Foundations for Life team as a guide to apps available to support your wellbeing. Please check the suitability of each app, and if there are any cost implications or compatibility issues. Whilst most of the apps listed below are free to download, please be aware of potential in-app purchases.

Wellbeing apps

Stress can get in the way of you living your life. Sanvello gives you holistic tools to address anxiety based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, mindfulness, relaxation, and health. It's a simple app that encourages you to track your daily activities and asks how they might relate to your stress. It's incredible how recording your daily thoughts and feelings can help melt away your worries. 

Free | Available for iPhone and Android 

How you feel, matters. Whether you're feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or you're dealing with constant negative thoughts, Happify brings you practical tools to take control of your emotional wellbeing. 

Free | Available for iPhone only 

It's well documented that breathing exercises help to reduce the body’s "fight-or-flight" stress response, and help with mood stabilisation, anger control, and anxiety management. In which case, you'll love Breathe2Relax – a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help you learn the stress management skill called "diaphragmatic breathing". 

Free | Available for iPhone and Android 

Meditation made simple with guided meditations suitable for all levels. Meditation can help improve your focus, exercise mindful awareness, relieve anxiety and reduce stress. Start with its free Take10 programme, and you'll learn the basics of meditation in just 10 minutes a day.

Free | Available for iPhone and Android 

Being mindful is often out of reach when we need it most. Mindfulness Daily helps you build a practice with just a few minutes sprinkled throughout your busy day. Just fire up the app every morning to enjoy some short mindful lessons, take a brief pause during the day to destress and unwind at night to experience some conscious reflection.

Free | Available for iPhone only 

Personal Zen is clinically proven to reduce stress by just playing a fun game. Built by a team of leading neuroscientists and mobile developers, playing Personal Zen retrains your brain to lower stress and anxiety. Just like exercising for physical health, we can exercise our brain for better mental health and wellness. 

Free | Available for iPhone only 

Need a little more calm in your life? Calm is the right app for you. It can help you meditate, sleep, relax and much more. By downloading this neat little tool, you’ll discover how meditation can improve your mood and your life. Highlights include "7 Days of Calm" – a programme to help you learn how to meditate in seven days, and beautiful, immersive nature scenes with soothing background sounds. 

Free | Available for iPhone and Android 

Colouring books aren't just for children anymore. The hot new relaxation trend, the Adult Colouring Book, has arrived on your smartphone! Engage yourself in hours of peaceful colour therapy with hundreds of designs to colour in, including mandalas, flora, fauna, geometric, and many more types of artwork. Just select your colour and tap to paint. 

Free | Available for iPhone and Android 

Are you having trouble nodding off when you go to bed? Relax Melodies is a fantastic sleep aid app that will help you get a full night's sleep. Select sounds and melodies that you like and combine them to create a mix. Adjust the volume of each sound individually for better results. Lay back, listen, and enjoy falling asleep. It's that simple, and it works. Use timers and alarms if required. 

Free | Available for iPhone and Android 

Every Mind Matters self-care tool

Every Mind Matters offers a free online mind plan, approved by the NHS. It offers simple steps we can all take to care for our mental health. The tool can help to deal with stress and anxiety, boost mood, improve sleep quality and take control of our wellbeing.

Click here to start the interactive quiz