Best For You

The Rootd app is Best For You’s app of the month for August 2023.

About Rootd
The Rootd app is designed to help people who experience panic attacks and anxiety.
Rootd has six main features designed to help you get through panic attacks, manage symptoms of anxiety, and take the first steps to getting better. You can access everything this posts talks about on the free version of the app – but there’s also some extra content that you can pay for.
The Rootr helps if you’re experiencing a panic attack. You choose how you want to tackle the panic attack, then read (or listen to) helpful prompts. If you feel confident, you can choose prompts based on radical acceptance, but if you need help to feel OK, the app gives more comforting prompts.
There are lots of interactive features: a journal with mood tracking and prompts, breathing exercises, body scans, music… visualisations (including visiting the beach and walking in the snow), and bedtime audio including sounds from nature, stories, and white noise.
You can access ‘lessons’ (they’re more fun than they sound) to help you understand anxiety. For a lot of people, this is the first step to getting better. And you can keep track of your experiences of anxiety and panic attacks over time by doing a weekly questionnaire and seeing how your results change.


Download Rootd

Rootd for iOS devices

Rootd 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