Best For You

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


The Manatee app helps young people and their families at the same time, with content and support for parents and carers as well as young people.

Adults can access parenting help with courses on all sorts, like mastering conflict, learning about therapy, and helping young people experiencing anxiety.

At the same time, young people can journal with prompts (it’s private, unless they share something concerning), get self-care ideas and tips, and interact with a chatbot that uses CBT techniques and mindfulness.

Manatee also helps adults and young people communicate around wellbeing. Adults can set wellbeing-related goals for young people to work towards – and Manatee also suggests rewards to celebrate too!



Manatee for iOS devices

Manatee 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