Wellbeing Apps

In today’s world of Apps, there are thousands to choose from! The Students’ Union and University have joined up to bring you a selection of wellbeing apps that you might find useful. This is not an exhaustive list and you may find other apps work better for you!

The Students Union and Queen Margaret University accept no liability for any harm caused to any users in relation to or resulting from the use of any of the Wellbeing Apps named below.



Drawing on robust scientific methods to reduce stress, the app employs CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) techniques to better manage stress. Whether you are looking for something to help you in a stressful moment or something to help you manage stress over the long term, this app is equally applicable.


Self Help for Anxiety Management

SAM app helps you to understand what causes anxiety, to monitor your thoughts and behaviour over time and to manage your anxiety through self-help exercises and private reflexion.


Yoga Studio

Yoga Studio includes 65 ready-made classes. You can choose your level (beginner, intermediate or advanced), duration (15, 30 or 60 minutes) and focus (strength, flexibility, relaxation, balance or combination) to find the perfect class for you.


Doc Ready

Useful resource developed by young people in Bristol, a website with app like layout for people to use to create a plan for a visit to their GP to discuss their mental health.


Recovery Record

Developed by health professional, this app is to help people with eating disorders and can be useful for people with weight concerns. It has lots of features including meal log, meal plans, food reminder, coping skills and mood rating option.


Drink Control

Drink Control tracks and converts your alcohol intake, such as glasses, bottles or cans, into the standard units of alcohol, and let you know when you are going over the limits, how much you have spent on drinks and how many calories it represents.



A popular mindfulness app, you select your activity from a list, what you are aiming for (e.g. clarity, joy, concentration) and listen as you do your activity. It is free and you can pick a male or female voice.


Smoke Free

Created for those who want to stop smoking, the Smokefree app is a 4 week programme that puts practical support, encouragement and tailored advice in the palm of your hand.

  • Provides daily support and success tips
  • Keeps track of how much money you’re saving
  • Shows how many days you’ve been smoke free
  • Record a motivational picture, video or audio to remind you why you’re giving up
  • Provides links to local NHS Smoking Services


Five Ways to Wellbeing 

Five Ways to Wellbeing aims to help people feel happier and healthier by encouraging them to do simple things under the headings of connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give. It allows people to reflect on their wellbeing, set activities to help improve their wellbeing and track their progress.




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