Here are 10 mental health apps to make your life, on any lockdown and beyond that.
Whether during a home-based lockdown or not, the manner in which we deal with our emotional, mental, and physical health determines everything in our lives.
And yet, it is the only aspect of life that we don’t learn at schools.
Our behaviors and mindset from our childhoods, which we developed the hard ways, remain with us well into adulthood. Many of these were learned the hard ways, so they could be avoided altogether if we started doing them sooner.
With our increased understanding of the human mind, we’ve been able to develop technologies that allow us to share these lessons with the next generation.
For them, they may be able to use these techniques to help them think differently for themselves. For parents, they may be able ease some of the stress of staying at homes during COVID-19 by using these techniques.
Here is a short description of some apps designed to teach kids about emotions, self-control, and coping skills during the coronavirus pandemic.
Before introducing them to their little siblings, be sure to test them out for yourself.
The Top 10 Mental Health Apps for Children
Without any more avail here they are
1 – Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame
With Sesame, children aged two to five years old will be able to breathe deeply, think through their emotions, and act upon them.
Free on iOS and Google Play Store
2 – Calm for kids
Offering beginner’s meditations for children available on the kids category of Calm, offering bed time story specific to calming the mind.
You get free access to this app for 30 days after signing up. After that, you pay $9.
3 – Chill Panda
Chill Panda uses breathing exercises to calm kids down, lower their stress levels, and improve their moods. It’s recommended by the National Health Service (NHS).
Available for free on iOS and Android.
4 – DreamyKid
The DreamyKid app helps kids learn how to meditate, visualize, and use positive affirmatives. It teaches them methods to help them lead happier lives.
Free on iOS and Google Play
5 – eQuoo
The eQuoo game uses adventure games developed by psychologists to help improve emotional fitness and teach new social and communication techniques. These games are NHS-accredited.
Free (iOS & Android)
6 – Headspace for Kids
Kids ages five through twelve can enjoy fun, engaging experiences that help them learn the fundamentals of mindfulness. They”ll practice deep breaths, visualize positive outcomes, and even try some focused meditation.
You get free access to the app if you subscribe to the premium version of the app.
7 – Mind Moose
Mind Moose offers an engaging experience for kids aged 7–12, teaching them about mental health issues, their brains, and the practical skills they can use to better manage stress and anxiety.
A paid annual subscription plus access to free resources. Accessible online.
8 – Positive Penguins
Positive penguins teach children about emotions by taking them through an interactive story where they learn that feelings come from our thoughts. If children can overcome their negative thoughts, then they can change how they feel!
99 cents on iOS and Android
9 – Smiling Mind
Smiling Mind is an app designed to help people of all age groups from seven years old up to adults learn to manage their emotions and become happier by practicing mindful meditation.
It now features Thrive Inside, a new program to help people cope with the physical limitations of staying at their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Free on iOS and Android
10 – Worrinots
Worrinot allows primary school aged children to record a message to one of four different characters who then respond to them. It was designed to give children an outlet to express themselves.
Free on both iOS and Android devices