Publication date: Mar 19, 2020
According to figures by Time to Talk day, even though the average person in London has 540 friends on social media, 20 per cent of people say they wouldn’t feel able to call up any of those friends if they were struggling with their mental health.
There are a raft of start-ups using the power of tech and apps to help people with their mental health.
It’s paying off: according to research by Accenture, people in the UK are increasingly turning to tech to help them look after their mental health.
Around 39 per cent of people said they were using such tools as online services, apps and wearables to manage their stress, improve sleep and boost their mental wellbeing.
Here are a few apps to try to help you care for your mental health.
Best apps for mental health 1.
Mindscape Mindscape is a mental health app launched by creative agency Cult in 2018, combining voice technology, artificial intelligence and science-led music therapy in one handy app.
Developed in consultation with mental health charity Mind, the app is aimed at people dealing with panic attacks or anxiety.
You can use Mindscape through your Amazon Echo device – simply download the skill via the Amazon Alexa app (Amazon) The voice app talks people through relaxing breathing exercises, before asking them questions about their current emotional state.
Tomo’s virtual buddy system is designed to ensure you create good habits that stick (Tomo) The app is completely anonymous and not a social network, but instead, a tool to help you take control of your mental health.
(Echo) He told the Standard: “A lot of people with mental health conditions can be quite disengaged [with their condition].
Headspace Headspace is one of the best apps out there when it comes to mindfulness and meditation, with 36 million people across the world using the app to improve their mental health.
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