Today is mental health awareness day – here’s how we think you could incorporate tech into protecting your mental health...
We understand that a lot of us live virtual lives on our mobile phones, tablets and laptops – so why not try out some of these wellness apps?
A free app which allows you to monitor and track your moods. Users are given exercises which are there to address negative emotions. The app is very flexible with a simple user interface, allowing you to adapt and track your goals and progress. There is also the option to have notifications switched on, which will provide reminders throughout the day to check-in on the app.
Probably the most well-known app of the bunch. Calm offers a 7-day free trial which leads to an annual membership of around £60. Calm is renowned for offering flexible programs and exercises which are constructed to manage anxiety. The app is incredibly simple to follow and has a flexible structure.
Science and research supported; this app was developed by mental health professionals. Costing around £4.50 on the App Store, MoodMission offers in-app rewards to increase motivation. There is a selection of activities available which are designed to boost your mood when you may be feeling low or anxious.
There is a free version to this app however, there are in-app purchases available. The app uses cognitive behavioural therapy tools to help monitor and track mild to moderate anxiety and depression. The app is adaptable to your individual needs and allows you to connect with other users who may feel a similar way to you.
These apps are just here to support and monitor your mental health, we recommend speaking to your GP or contacting one of the various mental health helplines available:
People are at the heart of what we do here at Sparta Global. Therefore, it is vital that we protect and observe our mental health. Sparta Global strives to break down the stigmas surrounding mental health and instead, highlight the importance of it. Many of us are aware of our physical health yet continue to neglect our mental health.