We've updated our getting ready for uni blog, and we've split our tips into different parts so that we can bring you all the details you will need over the next few months as you prepare for September and move in day.
Wellbeing apps for students
During these uncertain times, it’s understandable if you’re feeling worried or stressed. And with restrictions on socialising still in place, you may also be experiencing loneliness and boredom.
All these feelings can have a negative impact on your mood and make you feel low, and generally not yourself. However, it is in times like this that it’s more important than ever to look after your health and wellbeing.
Though if you are looking for further support, help is still accessible even if you can’t get out to see someone in person. There are a vast number of health and wellbeing apps available to download. Apps are a subtle and informal way to access support and they allow you to access content whenever you want, wherever you are.
Below are just some of the wellbeing apps that are available to download for free on both iOS and Android though the App and Play stores.
1. Wellbeing apps for anxiety, panic, stress and depression
Calm is a leading app for meditation and sleep. Because of the app, millions are experiencing lower stress, less anxiety, and more restful sleep with guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, masterclasses, and relaxing music.
SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety.
The app has been developed by a university team of psychologists, computer scientists and student users. Established methods of self-help have been combined with high standards of usability to provide an engaging, flexible, and practical resource. Download for iOS and Android.
2. Apps for sleeping
Relax, sleep better and wake up feeling rested with Sleep Cycle, the smart alarm clock. Track sleep from bedtime to morning and get detailed analysis with the app that makes waking up in the morning that bit easier.
Track sleep using your phone and start your day feeling energized with the intelligent alarm clock and sleep tracker. Its unique design only wakes you up while you’re in your light sleep phase. Plus, you’ll get detailed reports as Sleep Cycle monitors your sleep patterns, from bedtime until you’re waking up. Download for iOS and Android.
Calm is a leading app for meditation and sleep. Millions are experiencing lower stress, less anxiety, and even more restful sleep as a result of guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, masterclasses, and relaxing music.
Sleepstation is a drug-free and clinically validated sleep improvement programme. Delivered entirely online and carefully tailored to each individual, Sleepstation helps people identify the underlying causes of their sleep problem and provides the support and guidance needed to improve sleep.
Clinically proven to combat even the most severe insomnia, the personalised support is what makes Sleepstation so effective. Our team of coaches and sleep experts will support and guide you on your journey to better sleep. Complete an application via the Sleepstation website.
3. Apps for staying safe
Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm.
The app provides you with four categories of tasks to help you surf the urge. ‘Distract’ helps in learning self-control; ‘Comfort’ helps you care rather than harm; ‘Express yourself’ gets those feelings out in a different way and ‘Release’ provides safe alternatives to self-injury. Download for iOS and Android.
A pocket suicide prevention resource packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
The app includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living, and a LifeBox where you can store photos that are important to you.
You can also read tips on how to stay grounded when you’re feeling overwhelmed, try the guided-breathing exercises and support your own wellness by creating your own interactive Wellness Plan. Download for iOS and Android.
We hope you find the above list of wellbeing apps useful. For further information on how we at Host help to look after the health and wellbeing of students living with us, visit our Your Wellbeing page.
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