As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we are dedicating a bit of time each day to you. We know travelling can take it’s toll and at Town or Country our aim is to make things as comfortable as possible for you. All you have to do is ask.
Your smartphone is often your best friend, here are some apps to improve your wellbeing*.
Silvercloud provides a wide range of supportive and interactive programmes, tools and tactics for mental and behavioural health issues. These programmes address wellbeing, life balance, time management, communication skills, goal setting, communication and relationship management, anger management, stress management, relaxation and sleep management, among many others.
Five Ways to Wellbeing
This app offers practical methods to improve your mood and your ability to cope with life’s trickier times. In addition to asking for regular reflection about your wellbeing in the same way an online diary would, the app help you identify patterns and sets activities that correspondingly enhance your mood. The ‘five ways’ (to connect, take notice, be active, keep learning and give) work together holistically. There is no time or commitment requirements, just use the app at your own pace.
(Free to use)
Reasons2 is a free app designed by Young People and Washington Mind to help improve mental health. The app will allow people to:
- Manage their mental wellness by building their own profile of Reasons2 feel better.
- Upload pictures and images that give them the feel good factor and makes them smile.
- Find other ways to improve their mental wellness by clicking on links to other websites and information.
- Share their Reasons2 with other users and see what makes them smile too.
- Keep their favourite Reasons2 so they can see them easier and without having to scroll through old information.
Even though the app has been developed in partnership with Young People in Sunderland, there is no specific upper age range or area where you have to live to use the app so anyone aged 13+ can use the app no matter where they live.
Happy Healthy is both a personal trainer and health advisor that fit in your pocket. The app combines self-tracking with expert advice, and promises to make you feel happier in just seven days. The app is brilliantly thought out and recommended for longer term use. It encourages you to rate yourself on happiness and LENS (Lifestyle, Exercise, Nutrition and Sleep), and over the course of a week shows you what may affect your mood, eg: what time of day you tend to feel less energetic. Happy Healthy offers helpful downloadable guides and provides an option to share your progress with a health professional.
Five Ways to Wellbeing
(Free to use)
This app offers a practical way to help you feel good and function well in the world.
Reflect on your wellbeing, set activities to help you improve your wellbeing and track your progress –
all from the comfort of your phone; whenever it suits you!
Based on substantial research, use the Five Ways to Connect, Take Notice, Be Active, Keep Learning and Give your way to improved wellbeing.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing can help you with many different aspects of your life. There’s no daily dose or required level of work. Just use the app at your own pace to suit your life – you can even write and set your own personal activities. It’s wellbeing your way.
(Free to install. Contains adverts and in-app purchases)
Daylio enables you to keep a private diary without having to type a single line. Pick your mood and add activities you have been doing during the day. You can also add notes and keep an old school diary. Daylio is collecting recorded moods and activities in the statistics and calendar. This format will help you to understand your habits better. Keep track of your activities and create patterns to become more productive.
* Apps not endorsed by us, researched from various mental health charities here in the UK and US. If you ever need to talk to someone call The Samaritan’s/