Mental Health Awareness Resources
As part of our Mental Health Awareness Month campaign, we’ve put together a list of resources like websites, apps, and podcasts to help you find what you need to take care of your mental health. We’ve noted if the resource requires payment. Otherwise, it’s free to use.
If you are experiencing mental distress at the moment, please talk to someone. If you are in the USA you can call 1-800-273-8255, text ‘Hello’ to 741741 or call 998 from most states to be connected to a friendly human right away. If you are based outside the USA, you can use the search at Befrienders Worldwide to find a service in your country.
General Websites to Support Your Mental Health:
National Alliance of Mental Illness- For when you want advice and information from the US’s largest grassroots mental health organization.
Very Well Mind - For when you want reliable, compassionate, and up-to-date information on a wide range of mental health topics.
PsychCentral - For when you want advice, articles, and tips from one of the oldest and most trusted mental health websites.
Head to Health - For when you want help finding mental health resources and websites from trusted providers and organizations.
Happiful - For when you want to read insightful articles to help you achieve a sense of happiness and understand key mental health issues.
CalmSage - For when you want to read inspiring blogs and real-life stories about anxiety, mental health, depression and other mental health topics.
Deep Breathing, Meditation and Relaxation Apps and Resources:
Want to improve your breathing and sense of 'zen'? Check out these great websites and apps to help you develop your relaxation and meditation skills.
Shine ($ for premium features) - For when you want mediations and self-care courses from an organization specifically focused on making mental health support more representative and inclusive.
Glorify ($ for premium features) - For when you want Christian faith-based inspiration, meditations and relaxation guides.
Breethe ($) - For when you want an AI mindfulness coach to offer personalized tips and encouragement to help you navigate life’s challenges, along with guided meditations and masterclasses from expert coach Lynne Goldberg.
Headspace ($ for most features) - For when you want to learn the basics of mediation and mindfulness through a personalized plan and have access to tons of guided mediation and relaxation exercises.
Calm ($) - For when you want a mediation app that has specialized sleep stories featuring a range of famous voices to help you drift off to sleep.
Bellybio (iOS only)- For when you want real-time feedback on your deep breathing patterns through music and light synchronized to your stomach movements.
Mental Health Podcasts:
Did you know there is a bewildering 850,000+ active podcasts at the moment? Luckily there are some fabulous podcasts focusing on mental health and wellbeing amongst them- here are our top picks.
Dear Therapist - For when you want to be inspired by unforgettable stories of what it means to be human and hear actionable tips from renowned therapists Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch.
The Anxiety Podcast- For when you want to hear great tips to overcome and move beyond anxiety.
Meditation Minis - For when you want to listen to something that will help you feel better in 10 minutes or less, guided by Chel Hamilton a qualified hypnotherapist who really knows her stuff.
The Hilarious World of Depression - For when you want to help fight against stigma and take a lighter look at depression with funny, yet moving, conversations with top comedians who have personal experiences of depression. .
The Trauma Therapist - For when you want to explore important issues around trauma and mental health, all with the amazingly insightful Guy Macpherson, Ph.D.
Greifcast - For when you want to explore and process grief and death with a careful balance of seriousness and humor - making it more uplifting than it sounds!
Online Mental Health Therapy:
Feel like you want to talk to a counselor, therapist or psychiatrist but don’t want to leave the comfort of your home? Then these online therapy services have got you covered.
7cups- For when you want to connect with a trained volunteer listener via instant message for free.
Coa ($ for most classes)- For when you want a mental health gym with online emotional fitness classes, including an amazing (and free) emotional ‘push up’ class.
BetterHelp ($)- For when you want to arrange a weekly live video session with a licensed therapist.
Pride Counselling ($) - For when you want access to a therapist who understands LGBTQ+ issues through message, video and email.
ReGain ($)- For when you want to find an online relationship therapist that provides support for individuals or couples.
Doctor on Demand ($) - For when you want to connect with a psychiatrist or psychotherapist with a doctoral-level degree.
In-person Mental Health Therapy and Support:
Prefer to talk to a therapist in person? There are so many therapists out there that it can be hard to find the perfect one for you, but these websites will help you narrow down your search.
Zencare ($)- For when you want to find expert help through a therapist or support group in the US, including those that may be available through your insurance.
APA Psychologist Locator- For when you want to find an expert psychologist who is registered with the American Psychological Association.
Therapy Route - For when you want to find a therapist, counselor, psychologist or social worker near you.
Find a Therapist - For when you want to find a therapist, psychiatrist, support group or treatment center in the USA.
Therapist Locator- For when you want to find a marriage or family therapist in the USA.
APsAA Therapist Locator- For when you want to find a psychoanalyst in the USA who is registered with the American Psychoanalytic Association.
Peer-to-Peer Mental Health Support and Communities:
Sometimes the best support we can get is from others who have similar experiences. These websites and apps provide great peer-to-peer support, often supported by a trained therapist.
Action for HappinessFor when you want to create a happier, kinder society, one daily prompt at a time.
The Mighty- For when you want an online hub that lets you express yourself and connect with like-minded people and organizations which specialize in various areas of mental health
The Tribe- For when you want a platform where you can connect with others suffering from similar challenges, express your feelings, and work on improving your mental health.
Health Unlocked- For when you want to find online support groups facilitated by some of America’s best mental health organizations and non-profits.
Support Groups Central ($ for some groups) - For when you want to find support groups for a wide range of mental illnesses, including those that you may feel are less common.
Circles ($)- For when you want to be matched with a professional-led group of people who are going through the same life events or challenges as you.
Specialized Help with Specific Mental Health Challenges:
Do you suffer from a particular mental health disorder or challenge? Here are some of the best apps and services that provide more specialist support.
Mindshfit - For when you are feeling anxious and want help to develop new ways of thinking and relaxation skills, all for free with the experts from Anxiety Canda.
eMood ($ for premium features) - For when you want help tracking symptoms of bipolar disorder with help to identify triggers and patterns.
PTSD Coach - For when you want to learn about and manage symptoms that often occur after trauma.
RiseUp - For when you are struggling with food, dieting, exercise and body image and want a supportive and inspiring app to help you on your path to recovery.
Self-help App for the Mind (SAM)- For when you want help managing anxiety and depression and loneliness through an expertly created app based on the latest research.
The Dinner Party - For when you want to find support following the loss of a loved one by connecting into a warm and sympathetic community.