Fab Apps

Cover artHeadspace: Meditation and Mindfulness

The Headspace app teaches you how to breathe, meditate and live mindfully. It’s even been proven to improve focus. There are exercises on everything from managing anxiety and stress relief to breathing, happiness, calm and focus. 

How it can help your child:

  • Guided exercises designed for younger meditators
  • Topics include: Sleep, Wake Up, Calm, Paying Attention and more

Rated: 3+

Available on: IOS and Android

Cost: Free. In-app purchases.

Focus on the go

Family educational game app helps manage emotions

A series of family-based games designed to help kids practice understanding and communicating their feelings and developing skills to calm down in challenging situations. There’s a family check up to see how the family is tracking and further resources, tips and videos aimed at building resilience.

 

How can it help your child?

  • Helps develop skills in identifying emotions, solving problems and improving communication
  • Helps to build family resilience as a whole

Rated:  4+

Available on: iOS and Android

Cost: Free

Smiling Mind

Guided meditation app 

Smiling Mind is a free mindfulness meditation app for young people to help combat stress, improve focus and increase resilience.

How can it help your child?

  • It can reduce anxiety, distress and help them be calmer
  • Gives advice on how to relax and manage emotions
  • It may increase their concentration

Rated:  4+

Available on: iOS and Android

Cost: Free

Powerme app 

Helps children understand their emotion using emojis

The Powerme app helps children to recognise their emotions and learn how to handle them better as they grow.

They can set up their own avatar and take part in special activities that allow them to learn coping strategies to cope with feelings that may be overwhelming to deal with.

How can it help your child?

  • Teaches children to learn that it’s okay to have emotions and how to handle them
  • It uses dance and physical activities to improve a child’s mood

Rated:  +4

Available on: iOS

Cost: Free

MindShift App

App to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety

MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.

How can it help your child?

  • Teaches them how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking
  • Encourages your child to face challenges and gain control

 

Rated:  +4

Available on: iOS and Android

Cost: Free

Three Good Things app

Creates a happiness journal to increase positivity

This app allows kids to create a happiness journal that prompts them to write down three good things every day and track their increase in positivity. The interface is created like a game to it is engaging for young people to use. They can add entries all at once or as they happen and are rewarded by climbing up levels as they record their entries over consecutive days.

How can it help your child?

  • It can help your child to learn how to look at daily activities with a positive viewpoint
  • It’s a great way to keep a record of what your child is grateful for

Rated:  +4

Available on: iOS

Cost: Free


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