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Apps and websites to support your wellbeing while you study
Being the best we can be mentally and emotionally will help us get the most of our studies. Check out these apps and websites on your mobile device and/or laptop. You may find one or two of them that can help you prepare for your study.
Daily tips and exercises
Smiling Mind is a free not-for-profit Australian guide of daily mindful and meditation tips. You can choose programs that has exercises for adults, youth, school, work, stress, mindful eating and much more. You can even choose some Indigenous languages.
Smiling Mind on iTunes
Smiling Mind on Google Play
Snapshot is a free app created by the Black Dog Institute of Australia. It offers a series of simple questions and depending on your answers, it will give you feedback on what you can do. You can set up your own password to use this app on your mobile device.
Snapshot on iTunes
Snapshot on Google Play
Group chat is an Australian online support session where young people can chat with a mental health professional anonymously. Go to the Group chat website to find out how to join a chat. There are group chat sessions on cyber bullying, coping with study, making decisions and more.
Goals and gratitude
Daylio Journal is free and it enables you to record and collect your moods and activities in a calendar format so you can easily track your moods. You can create goals and learn to build new habits. You can set up a PIN password to keep your information private.
Daylio on iTunes
Daylio on Google Play
Mindfulness and meditation
Calm: Meditation and Sleep Stories has breathing exercises that help you relax, sleep stories to help you fall asleep and lessons on how to meditate. It has a mix of free and paid guided meditations that you can schedule as reminders.
Calm on iTunes
Calm on Google Play
Headspace: Meditation & Sleep begins with a free introductory course on meditation and mindfulness techniques. You can also track your moods. For access to the full library, you need to subscribe.
Headspace on iTunes
Headspace on Google Play
Nimbus Mind: Meditation, Relax and Calm helps you set up timed guided meditation sessions beginning from 3 minutes up to 40 minutes. It is up to you on how long you want to meditate. It includes a list of free and subscription based sessions. It is available in several ways as:
Action for Happiness offers daily reminders to action an idea that will create happiness. You can also download the monthly calendar of ideas as a .PDF document.
Action for Happiness on iTunes
Action for Happiness on Google Play
Bliss helps you think positively by offering several exercises that you can set up as a schedule. This includes a daily gratitude journal as well as more tips on how to promote your own happiness. It is available as:
Daily Motivator is a free app that provides motivational quotes to help you focus on your goal.
Daily Motivator on iTunes
Daily Motivator on Google Play
Fabulous: Self Care is a habit tracker that motivates you to change your habits so that you can improve your health.
Fabulous on iTunes
Fabulous on Google Play
Health Anxiety Course is a short course of 5 lessons that you can sign up for either anonymously as a self-help course or with feedback provided by a clinician. It costs $59 for 3 months. Learn more about it from the Head to Health website.
You will find more short courses on the Head to Health website.
Natural Sounds – Mood Relax Focus is a free Google Chrome extension that has a list of more than 15 sounds that can help you relax, sleep and concentrate. Use it like a sound shield so that you can work peacefully.