Here at Ormiston Families our Point 1 practitioners have devised the below list of various apps and online resources to help young people cope with the current situation and issues that may be arising from it.

Apps and Resources

Stop, Breathe, Think

Offers short mindfulness and meditation strategies “Check in with how you are feeling, and try short activities tuned to your emotions”

Calm Harm

A free app to help teenagers manage the urge to self-harm.

Dragon in the Attic

An app for 8-12-year-old boys and girls to help them mentally cope with bullying. It involves them looking after a dragon in an attic by getting them to make wellbeing and health choices in turn improving their awareness and confidence.

For Me

An app that puts ChildLine in your pocket. It’s free and secure and designed by young people for young people. Access 1-1 chat wherever you are.

Smiling Mind

An app-based meditation programme developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life.

SAM (Self Help for Anxiety Management)

Helps to understand and manage anxieties.

Catch It

Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression. The app will teach you how to look at one’s problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.

Chill Panda

Learn to relax, manage your worries and improve your wellbeing. The app suggests tasks to suit your state of mind such as breathing techniques and light exercises.

Cove

Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel with this app. Instead of words, create music to reflect emotions like coy, sadness, calm and anger. These can be stored in your own personal journal or to send to someone to do the talking.

Bright Sky

Designed to look like a weather app on your phone and there are details of local and national support agencies as well as sections where you can keep notes (e.g. documenting harassment) as well as advice and guidance. There is also a covert mode where if anyone goes into the phone, the app will appear to be a weather app.