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The 2018 Ultimate List of Happiness and Mental Health Apps

The 2018 Ultimate List of Happiness and Mental Health Apps

There are thousands of apps to choose from in the well being space but not every app is created equal.

This list includes apps that have been developed either by or in consultation with psychologists and other mental health professionals. They are all based on research that is available in peer-reviewed publications.

We can be confident that they do what they say they do and that they will help, not harm.

Why we worry about calamity and crisis (and how to stop.)

Worry will not change the outcome.
Yet we do it anyway. It makes no sense.

This is your crazy brain at work.

Worry is a natural response to thinking about the future and anticipating events. Some of us are wired up to do it more than others. When we worry excessively and uncontrollably we're heading into anxiety territory and that needs professional support.

Your Mental Health Mission: Top Tech for Wellbeing

With Mental Health Week approaching (October 9 - 15) I'm featuring some home grown top tech for well being on the blog.

Today I have a guest post from David Bakker who's in his final year of a Doctor of Clinical Psychology at Monash University. David and his colleagues are psychologists - and app developers. Clever huh? Here's David to tell you about MoodMission - an app for improving your mood

Creating Mindful Kids: How to make mindfulness fun for a lifetime of well being

Creating Mindful Kids: How to make mindfulness fun for a lifetime of well being

May has been my month of mindfulness. I've thoroughly enjoyed it. I've found some favourite mindfulness books and learnt a lot.  I'm eating better, I've made it to yoga regularly and I'm feeling calm, focused and relaxed. 

It's got me thinking. How can I spread mindfulness to my family? How can I teach my kids to have a mindful mindset now, in primary and preschool, so that they can reap the benefits for the many years to come?

3 Great Free Well Being Apps for Teens

3 Great Free Well Being Apps for Teens

I am not the mother to teens. Not yet. Give me another five or six years. But I have friends who are and some recent conversations have got me thinking. So in my quest to share helpful, useful resources, today I've got three great, science-backed and psychologist-recommended well being apps for teens, just in case you're one of those parents, with one of those kids.