There are lots of Apps that help with relaxation techniques and stress management. Encouraging staff (and allowing yourself) to take some time every day to rest and to use these can help with mental wellbeing. Examples include

  • Cove
    • “Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel with the Cove app. Instead of words, create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, calm and anger.”
    • Click here to go to open in the App Store.
  • Chill Panda:
    • “The app measures your heart rate and suggests tasks to suit your state of mind. Tasks include simple breathing techniques and light exercises to take your mind off your worries.”
    • Click here to go to open in the App Store.
  • Thrive:
    • “Thrive helps you prevent and manage stress, anxiety and related conditions. The game based app can be used to relax before a stressful situation or on a more regular basis to help you live a happier, more stress-free life.”
    • Click here to go to open in the App Store.

Skills for Care have developed a Workforce Wellbeing Resource Finder. This suggests apps that might be helpful based on a set of criteria.

You can also look up apps in the NHS Apps Library: https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/

As well as self help apps, people are increasingly using apps for reminiscence therapies and to support people living with dementia. You can read about how Pendine Park have been using a reminiscence music app called Memory Tracks.