Apps & Resources

Here are some of the online resources and apps that the NHS recommend for young people and their mental health.

Below are the ones which we recommend to many of our clients, but if you want to look at the other apps that the NHS recommend you can do so by clicking here. If you can’t quite find what you are looking for, please email us at or send us a message on social media. We’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thelowdownn1 – and we can send you some of our own resources. We are here to help – you are not alone.


The MeeTwo app provides a safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issue affecting their lives.

You can anonymously get advice from experts or other teenagers going through similar experiences in areas such as mental health, self-harming, relationships and friendships.

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The Barnardo’s Hub has a wealth of resources and advice for families and young people regarding emotional wellbeing.

Why not have a look at their helpful web pages.

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ThinkNinja is a mental health app designed for 10 to 18 year olds. It allows young people to learn about mental health and emotional wellbeing, and develop skills they can use to build resilience and stay well.

ThinkNinja is only FREE during the COVID pandemic, after which time you will need to pay to use it.

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Calm Harm

Calm Harm is an app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm with timed activities designed to help young people ‘ride the wave’.

It’s private and password protected.

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Headspace is a guided meditation app designed to give you the tools and resources to look after your mind. The free trial for Headspace includes ten free sessions at a time to suit you plus sleepcasts and informative blog posts.

During the COVID pandemic if you are unemployed you can get a FREE YEAR of Headspace Plus.

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Calm is an app which can help regulate sleep, reduce stress and improve your general wellbeing.

To get full access to the app it is a paid service but they do have free resources on their website.

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REPORTING AN ISSUE: To report an issue with any individual app, please contact the developer directly through their app or website. DISCLAIMER: The app developer is solely responsible for their app’s advertisement/s, compliance and fitness for purpose. These apps are NOT supplied by the lowdown, and we are not liable for their use.
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