Health and Wellness
HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
APS STUDY GROUP
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg MAPS
Here are a list of some helpful apps and websites to help you with self-care and well-being:
ReachOut Breathe: helps you to control your breath and measures your heart rate in real-time using the camera in your phone. This means that you can actively address the onset of physical stress symptoms such as shortness of breath, increased heart rate and a tightening of the chest
Couchto5k: gently and gradually encourages them to move.
Pillboxie: give patients a digital nudge to remind them to take their medication
Music eScape: uses the music playlists on patient’s phones to manage their mood
Breakup Shakeup: Feeling down after a breakup? Or just finding it hard to find motivation for anything? Have you lost some of your spark? This app can help you come up with cool ideas what to do about it. Getting active and socialising are amongst the best things you can do to start feeling happier and stronger again. So, give it a try, choose from a large library of activities, and find out some more about each of them using the provided links.
ReachOut WorryTime: Everyone has worries pop into their head from time to time, but sometimes they won’t go away and start to impact your everyday life. This app interrupts this repetitive thinking by setting aside your worries until later, so you don’t get caught up in them and can get on with your day. This means you can deal with worries once a day, rather than carrying them around with you 24/7.
SnoreLab: has monitored more than 5 million nights of sleep and has helped 100,000’s people to manage or even eliminate their snoring problem. The most advanced and innovative app of its kind, SnoreLab records, measures and tracks your snoring and helps you to discover effective ways to reduce it. SnoreLab is very easy to use: simply set SnoreLab running next to your bed whilst you sleep. In the morning you will discover exactly when and how loudly you snored, and you can listen to some highlights! If you then try some snoring remedies, or register some lifestyle factors, you can discover exactly how they impact your snoring, helping you to discover solutions.
Recharge: contains a six-week sleep training program along with sleep trackers like Jawbone and Fitbit can monitor movement and sleep and learn the association between exercise and sleep, essentially ‘beducation’ at the touch of a button.
The Check-in: Beyondblue created this app to help young people help each other. It’s not easy to start conversations with friends or family who you think might be struggling – or to know how to help once you do talk about it. The Check-in app guides you through how to approach the topic of mental health, questions you could ask, how to respond and what you could do to best offer support. The app offers tips not just for helping others, but for checking in with your own mental health, including advice from young people who have been through these conversations with friends. For further support, it also connects you to a range of professional online and phone services
Checky: answers a simple question: how many times a day do I check my phone?By giving you insight into your phone checking habit, Checky helps you become more aware. This awareness can help you make changes to your phone usage, if you feel you need to make a change.
Smiling Mind: a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help to bring balance to your life.
Headspace: the simple way to reframe stress. Relax with guided meditations and mindfulness techniques that bring calm, wellness and balance to your life in just a few minutes a day. Available on AppStore.
ZombieRun: – Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure.