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Self-help Apps

General Health

Gro provides award-winning education and behaviour change support to help start and sustain positive health behaviours. Track your health, visualise your progress and get real-time feedback to make healthy habits stick. It's smart health.

Developed by NHS organisations in Devon, the HANDi Paediatric app gives up-to-date advice about common childhood illnesses and how to treat them.

Mental Health

A mindfulness and meditation app that aims to help improve your sleep quality, reduce stress or anxiety and improve focus.

A free app that helps you manage or resist the urge to self-harm

Through science-backed meditation and mindfulness tools, Headspace helps you to create life-changing habits to support your mental health and find a healthier, happier you.

A meditation app that features an extensive free meditation library. Users can join the community of users, which includes chat groups focused on specific issues.

An app that is specifically designed to educate 10-18 year olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well.

A mental health platform that empowers people to proactively improve their mental wellbeing. Using scientifically backed assessments, tools, and training, you can measure and manage your personal mental health needs, including digital programmes designed to help with stress, sleep, coping, connection, fulfilment and nutrition.

A therapeutic mobile game to help 7-12 year olds learn to self-manage their fears and worries. Lumi Nova: Tales of Courage provides a fun, safe, and engaging way for children and young people to tackle their worries head on so they can build resilience, gain confidence and thrive.

Weight, Diet, Exercise and Sleep

Okehampton Medical Centre has partnered with Holly Health to give you 6 months of free, habit-change coaching (to help with sleep, exercise, eating and mental wellbeing). This app supports sustainable behaviour change for physical and mental health, guided by clinical and psychological evidence.

A smartphone app and website that tracks diet and exercise.

Couch to 5k is a running plan for everyone. Whether you've never run before, or you just want to get more active, Couch to 5k is a free and easy way of getting fitter and healthier. It works because it starts with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina, creating realistic expectations and making the challenge feel achievable right from the start.