Apps to help relief anxiety

Updated: Dec 9, 2021

Dealing with anxiety can be challenging. Anxiety may be overwhelming, affecting your sleep, routine, studies and relationship. If you want to know more about anxiety, this link can be helpful. However, if you would like to know some apps that can relieve anxiety, here is a good list.


Before we start, it's good to acknowledge that life with anxiety is not easy. So, if you notice that anxiety has been a significant impact on your wellbeing, considerer looking for help; also, if you are in a crisis, you can find the crisis helpline here.


  1. Anxiety test


This app is available for apple and android.

This app uses the Generalized Anxiety Questionnaire (GAD-7), an empirically-based, self-test questionnaire. This app will help you to evaluate if you have symptoms of anxiety and, so you would be able to seek a professional who can give you a proper diagnosis and look for the right treatment.


ATTENTION: This self-test is not meant to be a diagnosis for your anxiety. Please, consult your GP if you are concerned about your symptoms. This app should not be used as a replacement for

professional treatment or guidance.


2. Headspace


This app helps you to learn to meditate with our free Basics pack, a 10-day beginner’s course that guides you through the essentials of meditation and mindfulness. It’ll give you a solid foundation on which to build your practice.



3. Rootd - Panic attack & anxiety relief right in your pocket


Rootd is an easy and intuitive app that can help you either face a panic attack head-on or find comfort as quickly as possible. This app also offers some psychoeducation around different kinds of anxiety and symptoms.


4. Dare: anxiety & panic attack relief

This app is available for apple and android.

This app has everything! Information on anxiety, panic attacks and topics that change each month. It has exercises to help you work through your anxiety and several meditations too


5. Clear Fear


Clear Fear is an app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. It uses the evidence-based treatment CBT to focus on learning to reduce the physical responses to threat by learning to breathe, relax and be mindful, and change thoughts and behaviours and release emotions.


If you know of any other interesting app and would like to share, please feel welcome. I can add it to this list so that other people can enjoy it too.


If your feelings overwhelmed by your feelings and you need imediate help, helplines can help you to debrief.


(THE MAIN ILLUSTRATION BY JULIA YELLOW)

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