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14 Apps To Help You Manage Your Anxiety

From symptom trackers to games.

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1. Mindshift

4/5 Rating, Free

Mindshift offers an arsenal of tools for managing anxiety, from mood and symptom trackers to customisable meditation tracks to resources on dealing with specific triggers, like academics, conflict, and and social situations.

Get it for iOS and Android.

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3. Nature Melody

5/5 Rating, Free

Nature Melody is a great tool for drowning out stressful and distracting noises at work, home, and on the go. The app offers a variety of calming nature tracks so you can escape to a happy place when you're feeling trapped in a bad environment.

Get it for iOS, or try Relax Melodies for Android.

4. Self-Help for Anxiety Management

4.5/5 Rating, Free

SAM provides an incredible range of services to people coping with anxiety. The app allows you to monitor your anxiety, access helpful resources, keep track of your progress, and connect with other users who are facing similar struggles.

Get it for iOS and Android.

5. Colourfy

5/5 Rating, Free (with in-app purchases)

Users who turn to mindfulness colouring books for a calming escape from anxiety will find Colourfy to be an on-to-go necessity. While nothing beats putting pen to paper, the intricate designs and rich colour schemes on Colourfy offer an instant escape in a fix.

Get it for iOS and Android.

6. Pacifica

4.5/5 Rating, Free (with in-app purchases)

Pacifica's calming interface offers mood tracking, relaxation and meditation resources, daily goals, a free-form thought recorder, and access to other users working towards managing their anxiety.

Get it for iOS and Android.

7. Namaste

4/5 Rating, £.079

Namaste won't solve your problems, but it does help users put triggers into perspective with its simple "Erase" technique. The app invites users to enter the trigger they are fixated on and scrub it out of their screen over time, providing a moment of instant relief as it fades from view.

Get it for iOS.

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10. Worry Watch

5/5 Rating, £1.49

The Worry Watch Anxiety Journal lets users log their triggers and then reflect on how they dealt with the stress in the aftermath. It's a great and simple tool for tracking progress as well as identifying triggers and coping habits.

Get it for iOS, or try Worry Box for Android.

11. Happify

4/5 Rating, Free (with in-app purchases)

Happify helps users develop resilience and coping techniques through specifically-designed games and challenges that can both take your mind off what's going on around you, and train your brain in new ways of problem solving.

Get it for iOS.

13. Relax: Stress and Anxiety Relief

4/5 Rating, Free

Relax is a simple app with a selection of calming exercises to help users meditate and practice mindful breathing. The breathing course helps users develop a slower breathing rate over time, while the meditations provide calming music and audio guides to give a much-needed time-out.

Get it for iOS and Android.

Always consult with your doctor about your personal health and wellness. BuzzFeed posts are for informational purposes only and are no substitute for medical diagnosis, treatment, or professional medical advice. Whilst these apps may help you, they won't be suitable for everyone. Make sure you check in with your GP to find the appropriate practice for you.

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