Apps for Well-Being

Here are some free wellness trainings and apps for the iPhone or Android. Find apps and resources that will help you with:

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  • Overall Well-Being
    Yoga-pedia
    Headspace

    Get happy. Stress less. Sleep soundly. Headspace is your guide to mindfulness for your everyday life. Headspace is your guide to mindfulness for your everyday life. Learn meditation and mindfulness skills from world-class experts like former monk and Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe. Choose from hundreds of guided meditations on everything from managing stress and everyday anxiety to sleep, focus, and mind-body health.

     

     


     

    MyFitnessPal
    Noom
    Based on the psychology of food, and our behaviours to it, Noom focuses on changing behaviours, rather than cutting out foods and following an intense fitness schedule – all recommended by a team of nutritionists, personal trainers and behavioural psychologists. The app has 1:1 health coaching, health quizzes and articles to motivate you plus you can track your exercise, weight, blood sugar and blood pressure.

     

     


     

    Life Transforming
      Streaks

    Streaks is a to-do list that helps you form good habits, and an essential app to hold you accountable to all your goals. The app allows you to track up to twelve tasks you want to complete each day and the goal is to build a streak of consecutive days.

    Whether it is going for a run, reading a chapter of a book, or quitting smoking – Streaks can help you keep track of these tasks.

     

     

  • Emotional and Mental Health
    Kognito
    Kognito

    Help a Friend with Kognito At-Risk training// Cost: Free  Access at: Kognitocampus.com, enter Enrollment Key UCRiverside16

    Increase your knowledge and awareness of mental health and suicide, learn how to talk with a friend who may be in distress, connect a UCR student with mental health resources.

     

     


     

    T2 Mood Tracker
    Breathe2Relax-DHA Connected Health.

    Inhales and exhales are customized to help the person achieve a relaxed state. Heart rate is measured throughout each deep breathing session to gauge whether the exercise is working to calm the user. Results are saved within the app to keep a record of each session and how effective the breathing exercises worked. Best of all, Breathe2Relax is one of the top free mental health apps for college students.

     


     

    Panic Attack Podcasts
    Happify

    Happify uses games and activities to relax the individual. Happify is available on cross platforms, including smartphones, tablets, desktops, and laptop computers. A few simple activities completed on a weekly basis relaxes the person and measure his or her “happiness.”

     

     


     

    PTSD Coach
    Sanvello

    The app includes guided meditation, tips for building confidence and reducing stress, and a monitor to record heart rate. The app also provides a goal section to record mental health achievements. Sanvello is free to download with many tools open to all users. Premium features can be unlocked through a low fee.

     


     

    ADHD Angel
    VA Mental Health Apps

    The mental health applications in the suite of product were designed specifically for veterans through the Department of Veteran Affairs, but anyone can use them. Each app provides different activities based on the user’s current mental health state. As an example, Mood Coach monitors the person’s mood and offers quick relief strategies to lower stress levels. PTSD Coach provides mental health coping methods for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The apps are free to download and available through the Apple Store and the Google Play Store.

     


     


     

    Shine
    Shine

    Shine Premium is your personalized self-care membership- daily meditations created by diverse experts, personalized to you, and it provides community support.

  • Relaxation and Stress Management
    Take a Break- Guided Meditations
    Calm
     

    Calm offers: Guided meditations, Sleep stories and meditations, Soothing nature scenes.

     


     

    Free Guided Meditations
    Insight Timer
    65,000 free guided meditations, Talks and podcasts, Spoken words and poems, Yoga training. Sleep meditations. 

     


     

  • Sleep
    Sleep Pillow
    Pzizz
    With Pzizz, you can set a timer for the length of a sleep session so it plays a soothing dreamscape (read: combo of music, voiceovers, and sound effects) while you snooze; then, you can wake up to the built-in alarm

     


     

    Pillow: Sleep
    Sleep Cycle

    It tracks your sleep patterns and provides tips to optimize your snooze time. Plus, it has an alarm clock that gently wakes you up when you're in your lightest sleep phase so you'll wake up feeling refreshed. Just keep in mind that no sleep tracker is 100% accurate so if you're really struggling with your sleep, you may need to see a dedicated sleep specialist.

     

  • Relationships
    5 Love Languages
    5 Love Languages

    The 5 Love Languages, Dr. Gary Chapman's New York Times bestseller! Don't know your love language? You and your loved one can take the profile within the app to find out what love language you speak.

     

     


     

    eNotAlone
    eNotAlone

    eNotAlone is one of the largest and most active relationship communities online. You can post any relationship, love, dating, marriage questions you have anonymously and other members of the forum will try and help you with their honest advice. This is an absolutely free peer support system.

     

     

  • Test-Taking
    Study Tips
    My Study Life
    This free app will help you to organize your classes, assignments, and exams with ease. One of the best features this app offers is the ability to sync your data in the cloud and across all of your devices. Plus, the app works offline so you don’t have to worry about losing access without WiFi.
     

     

  • Substances
    Substance Use Diary
    Substance Use Diary

    Substance Use Diary (S.U.D) is a recovery-orientated tool for substance users. Allowing users to track and monitor their own substance use, frequency and cost. As well as progress towards recovery and help reduce harm to both health and well-being.ga-pedia includes images and instructions for nearly 100 yoga poses and mudras. It also includes a "pose of the day" feature where each day, users can stream a short audio lesson for one of the poses included in the app. Images, instruction, and audio narration are all integrated with the Pose of the Day feature.

     

     


     

    Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO
    Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO

    Get personalized feedback about your risk patterns, level of alcohol tolerance, family risk factors and suggested ways to limit your alcohol use.

     

     


     

    Marijuana eCHECKUP TO GO
    Marijuana eCHECKUP TO GO

    Take this 10- to 15-minute, confidential interactive survey designed to assess how your use of marijuana might be affecting your overall health and wellbeing.