Best For You

The Calm Harm app is Best For You’s app of the month for  2022.


The Calm Harm app helps you ‘surf the wave’ of the urge to self-harm until the urge fades. It recognises that the urge to self-harm is like a wave: it feels the most powerful when you start wanting to do it.

You can choose from activities to comfort, distract, express yourself, or release – or let the app choose an activity at random! In the app, you can track your urges to help you spot patterns and track your self-harm free streaks to earn rewards! The app also has space for you to journal, and a template for making a ‘safety net’ with things you can to help yourself, people who can help you, and emergency numbers.


Calm Harm for iOS devices

Calm Harm for Android devices

About the Best For You app library

There are thousands of apps that claim to boost wellbeing, but it can be difficult to know which ones you can trust with your mental health and wellbeing.

Best For You worked with ORCHA (the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps) to create the Best For you app library. Every app in the library has been tested to make sure the information it contains is accurate – and that the app is safe and trustworthy too.

You can search the library for specific apps to see if they’ve been reviewed. You can also search by condition (for example, depression) or symptom (for example, feeling anxious) – and you can search for apps to support with specific things, for example, meditation or mindfulness. The library also has lists of top-rated apps for various topics. Find previous apps of the month on the Best For You website.

You can filter the apps shown, for example, to only show apps that will work on your device or to only show apps that are totally free.

Visit the Best For You app library and start your journey to finding apps to support your wellbeing.

Using the app library as a professional who works with young people

Professionals in north-west London can sign up for a ‘pro’ account on the Best For You App Library, which will allow them to ‘favourite’ apps they often recommend and send specific app recommendations straight to young people by text or email. If you’re a professional in north-west London who’s interested in a ‘pro’ account, please email