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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.

The Ultimate App List for Your Happiness and Mental Health

Here's a fact: Australians collectively interact with their mobile phone 480 million times per day.

I've tried digital detoxes (they don't last long) and I bear and share guilt about my mobile phone use. I know it interferes with relationships. I know it's a productivity killer. I know the signs of addiction... oops.

I also know that smartphones and digital tech are not going away - nor do I want them to. So rather than labour beneath the guilt of 'I should' or 'I shouldn't' when it comes to my smartphone, I've put together the ultimate list of apps for mental health, happiness and well being.  If I'm going to be glued to my phone I may as well use the tech for good.

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

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.

Self Improvement Thursday: 5 Apps for Your Wellbeing

Self Improvement Thursday: 5 Apps for Your Wellbeing

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about five great apps for kids' wellbeing. Today it's the grown ups turn!

Technology like apps, activity trackers (Fitbit, Vivofit) and different forms of cybertherapy are relatively new to the mental health and well being sphere but boy are they taking off.