Self-help apps and resources


The resources listed in this section are not meant to replace professional support. Please seek professional support if you or someone you know is struggling with unusual experiences or other mental health issues, like anxiety or low mood. Support is widely available!


Mobile Apps

Here you can find a list of mobile apps that help people to learn about mental health, practise various coping strategies, and monitor well-being and mood. 

T2 Mood Tracker. Allows users to monitor their moods on six pre-loaded scales (anxiety, stress, depression, brain injury, post-traumatic stress, general well-being). iTunes / Google Play

Mindshift. Designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. Teaches users to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help the user take charge of anxiety.

Catch It: Making Sense of Your Moods. Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones, and improve your mental well-being. Catch It is for anyone who struggles with feelings like anxiety, depression, anger and confusion. Catch It uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you change the way you think and feel about things.

Hearing Voices: a Guide to Understanding, Helping and Empowering Individuals. This app is an educational tool aimed at health and social care professionals. The creators aim to increase empathy and understanding of the experiences faced by those who hear voices.

Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help. This app harnesses the tools of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help curb thinking patterns that can lead to anxiety, depression, stress, and more.

Chill Panda. Learn to relax, manage your worries and improve your wellbeing with Chill Panda. The app measures your heart rate and suggests tasks to suit your state of mind. Tasks include simple breathing techniques and light exercises to help manage worries. Chill Panda is for children and adults who want to learn how to manage stress and feel better.

DBT Self Help and Diary Card. This app allows users to learn about emotions, relationships, self-awareness and behaviours. You can practice skills in areas such as mindfulness, distress tolerance and problem solving.



The following are self-help books were developed to help people cope with distressing unusual experiences, like hearing voices and feeling paranoid.

Overcoming Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, by Daniel Freeman, Jason Freeman and Philippa Garety.

Overcoming Distressing Voices, by Mark Hayward, Clara Strauss and David Kingdon.

Think You're Crazy? Think Again: A Resource Book for Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis, by Anthony P. Morrison, Julia Renton, Paul French and Richard Bentall.

Living with Voices: 50 Stories of Recovery, by Marius Romme, Sandra Escher, Jacqui Dillon, Dirk Corstens and Mervyn Morris.

Overcoming Depersonalisation and Feelings of Unreality: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques, by Anthony David, Emma Lawrence, Dawn Baker and Elaine Hunter