PUBLISHED ON: 16 November 2018

We’ve gathered our top five mental health and mindfulness apps that you might find helpful in managing and coping with anxiety.

Five free apps for mental health

Having breast cancer can affect your mental health. You might feel as though you are struggling to cope with anxiety, depression or negative thoughts.

A way to check in with yourself and manage your mental health is to use one of the free apps that are available. We’ve created a list of five apps that could help you with your mental health.

If you have any concerns with the emotions you are feeling, our breast care nurses speak to people about their mental health every single day. Call our Helpline free on 0808 800 6000.

1) WellMind

WellMind is an NHS app designed to help you with your mental health and wellbeing. It includes lots of advice, tips and tools on improving your mental health, such as a Body Map to see how depression and anxiety can affect the body, games to distract you when you’re stressed and relaxation methods.

2) WhatsUp?

WhatUp provides daily tools that promote positive mental health. It’s simple, quick and non-judgmental, creating a virtual safe space to share your feelings through a mood tracker, daily notifications and setting targets.

3) FearTools

FearTools uses three methods to lower anxiety:

  • an anxiety test to track your symptoms
  • a relaxing app to regulate your breathing
  • a daily Thought Diary.

4) Catch It

Catch It uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) methods to help you look at your problems in a different way. You record your moods in three simple steps:

  • record your mood
  • reflect on your emotions
  • think of a better way to deal with the problem.

5) Chill Panda

Chill Panda monitors your heart rate and suggests simple tasks to suit your mental health. Simple breathing techniques and light exercises to take your mind off your worries.


Get mobile support after your breast cancer treatment. Find tips and personal stories in our free app, BECCA.