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Making Mindfulness Easier, a Mental Health App Review

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To help Make Mindfulness Easier, our Clinical Team at AccessEAP has created a Mental Health App Review. For the full App Review, click here.

Calm Mind – Recommended (any audience)

This app focuses on four major categories of wellbeing:

  1. Wake/Sleep  2. Relax  3. Meditate  4. Breathing

The app and some of its basic features are free, however, the user has to pay for additional content.

Headspace – Highly Recommended (younger audience)

The Headspace app is geared more towards a younger age cohort and integrates social media into the app. The app provides hundreds of guided meditations; which focus on several different topics with a new topic every day. The app also features sleep sounds; tutorial animations; a meditation progress tracker; and exercises that are designed for children. This is a highly recommended app for children and teenagers struggling with anxiety and/or depression.

Unwinding Anxiety – Highly Recommended (older audience)

Unwinding Anxiety is a mental wellness app that aims to help the user control their anxiety. The app features daily exercises that the user can complete across 30 different modules. The app uses evidence-based tools to help the individual if they are immediately experiencing stress or anxiety, cravings, strong emotions etc.

The free trial provides access to 4 video modules, behaviour change tools including a stress test and stress meter, daily mindfulness and guided meditations. The app has been created by a clinical research scientist, neurologist and psychiatrist – Justin Brewer. He is also a practitioner with over 30 years of mindfulness experience.

Headgear – Recommended (created by The Black Dog Institute)

This is an Australian created app which, from the outset, acknowledges that although the app has been proven to help wellbeing for those in a "working populations" it does not replace getting the right help and support from professionals. It is a mental fitness app that focuses on mental health. It features a mood tracker; a toolbox with breathing and thinking activities; and a 30-day challenge where the user completes daily mindfulness and behavioural exercises.

Daily Yoga – Recommended

Yoga is one of the few combined physical, mental and emotional tools which has consistently been proven over time (other than cardiovascular training) to increase mental health and wellbeing when practiced on a regular basis. The app is easy to use and provides 7 free short videos on basic yoga poses and breathing exercises.

AccessEAP’s App- EAP In Focus

Mental Health Awareness is put in focus with our EAP In Focus App. Our EAP In Focus App provides a direct call function to put your employees straight in touch with support and assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Booking appointments and e-counselling can also be organised conveniently within the App.

The Guided Meditation area provides recordings to assist Relaxation, Sleep, Mindfulness and Preparing for a Presentation. Another great feature is the weekly Check In which encourages everyone to take charge of their wellbeing and take the time to see how they are travelling. The results will prompt and guide users as to whether they need to pay more attention to their stress levels and needs.

For the full App Review, click here.

For more information, please contact us on 1800 818 728 or visit our website www.accesseap.com.au

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AccessEAP acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land we work on and their continuing connection to land, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples using this content are advised that it may contain images, names or voices of people who have passed away.