The MindShift CBT app is Best For You’s app of the month for 2022.
The MindShift CBT app uses evidence-based strategies based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you relax, be mindful, and take action to tackle anxiety.
You can keep track of your mood and thoughts, then visit the chill zone for audio recordings, take a look at your coping cards, or pick up some quick and easy tools to help you cope in the moment. There are also tools based on CBT to help you make lasting change, and the app can support you to set up belief experiments to test the beliefs that keep your anxiety going.
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 BestForYou@cwplus.org.uk