Mental Health

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Here you will find some mobile apps and websites that you might find helpful to begin prioritizing your mental health and wellness. Please note that these resources are not direct substitutes for medical or mental health services.

Resource Type

If you are in crisis, please see Crisis Resources.

If you wish to book a mental health appointment with the Student Wellness Centre, please see Making an Appointment.

If you would like to find more wellness resources pertaining to a particular topic please try visiting some of our wellness libraries on campus. You can find collections related to various facets of wellness at the WGEN, QSCC, SHEC, Maccess libraries.

Apps

Apple Apps

  • iStress
  • Beat Panic
  • Panic Aid
  • Mood & Anxiety Diary
  • TruReach: Mental wellness-on-the-go, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in quick, 5-minute lessons
  • MindShift: An app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety

  • Recovery Record

  • iCBT
  • eCBT: Helps people who are feeling down or depressed to feel better by using the scientific principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
  • CBTreferee
  • Thought Diary
  • Journal Diary
  • My Thoughts
  • Mood Kit
  • Mood Panda
  • MoodJournal
  • MoodSentry
  • EFTClinic

  • Live Happy
  • Gratitude Journal: Self-help journal for thoughts and mood tracker.
  • LifeTick: Set and manage goals using SMART goal methodology to ensure calmer and better decision making.
  • Gratitude & Happiness Diary: Self-help Journal for Thoughts and Mood Tracker.
  • Affirmations
  • Music for Refreshment

  • Mindfulness
  • Headspace
  • Simple Habit
  • 3 Minute Mindfulness
  • Simply Being Guided Meditation: Enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation without prior experience.

  • Procrastinatorr
  • Study Break

  • DBT Self-help

  • Pillow
  • Sleep Cycle alarm clock
  • Sleep Bot

  • SmartGoals

  • Substance Use Diary

  • Be Safe

Android Apps

  • Stop Panic and Anxiety Self-Help: Self-help methods to learn and control panic and anxiety.
  • The Worry Box: Use diary entries, audios, and articles to learn how to cope with worries.
  • PTSD Coach: Dependable resources, information and self-help tools. Family and friends can also learn from the app.
  • MindShift: An app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety.
  • Self-help Anxiety Management: A psycho-educational tool to help you understand and manage your anxiety.
  • TruReach: Mental wellness-on-the-go, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in quick, 5-minute lessons

  • Recovery Record: Helps you manage your eating disorder discreetly from your phone.
  • Rise Up: A helpful app for your journey to recovery from an eating disorder.

  • Cognitive Diary CBT: Self-help diary method to change thinking and cope with stressors.
  • Thought Workbench: CBT assistant to help you log thoughts, monitor moods, measure progress, achieve goals, and plan activities.
  • MoodTools – Depression Aid: Designed to help you combat depression and alleviate your negative moods, aiding you on your road to recovery.
  • Journal: An easy-to-use, straightforward journaling app.
  • Mood Log: A quick and flexible way to track your mood.
  • T2 Mood Tracker: Designed to help you track your emotional experience over time and to provide you with a tool to share this information with you healthcare provider.
  • Mood Sentry: A collection of tools to help manage mood disorders.

  • MyChain: Helps you reach your goals day by day.
  • Habit Factor: Helpful in positive behaviour change and habit development.
  • LifeTick: Set and manage goals using SMART goal methodology to ensure calmer and better decision making.
  • Confidence Quotes: Inspiring quotes to help you manage daily stressors.
  • Music Therapy for Refreshment: Uses alpha wave melodies to relax and refresh.

  • Habit Factor: Helpful in positive behaviour change and habit development.

  • Simply Being Guided Meditation: Enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation without prior experience.

  • PTSD Coach: Dependable resources, information and self-help tools. Family and friends can also learn from the app.

Websites

Connex Ontario

Drug & Alcohol, Mental Health and Problem Gambling helplines and health services information.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Resources, education and referral information.

Canadian Mental Health Association

Hamilton Branch-Community resources, programs and groups.

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

Mental health services and support information.

National Eating Disorder Information Centre

Information on eating disorders and weight preoccupation.

Centre for Clinical Interventions

Psychotherapy, research, training, resources.

Self Care Workbook

Antidepressant skills. Coping with suicidal thoughts. Dealing with depression. Positive coping. Relaxation audio.

Check Up from the Neck Up

A check up to identify the signs and symptoms of mood disorders.

MoodGym

Self help program to teach cognitive behaviour therapy skills to people vulnerable to depression and anxiety.

Eating Disorder Support

It provides information, support and referrals for Canadians struggling with an eating disorder or for those looking for information to support a friend or family member. Instant chat and text options are now available.

Mind Your Mind

Reach out. Get help. Give help.

  • Happy Thoughts – A TIME article describing some tips and reminders that are helpful when working on being happy.

  • http://pflagcanada.ca/ – A support resource advocating for education and normalization of ranging sexual orientations.

  • https://www.suicideprevention.ca/ – Understand suicidal ideation and how it can be addressed.
  • http://spcch.org/ – Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton offers information for those with loved ones struggling with suicidal ideation.