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The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is the only Canadian hospital to offer a Mental Health App Library, featuring 18 free apps designed to help improve mental health.

TSH physicians and therapists have assessed each of these apps for quality, and curated them with Mental Health Adult Outpatient programming in mind. These apps are meant to complement prescribed treatment plans, and are not intended to replace any professional treatment.

Anxiety

Android

Self-help Anxiety Management

This app provides a range of self-help methods that work to reduce anxiety. Ways to challenge anxiety provoking thoughts are explained, and ways to incorporate relaxation techniques to reduce physical symptoms of anxiety are reviewed.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uwe.myoxygen&hl=en

Stop Panic & Anxiety Self-Help

This app will assist you in managing symptoms of panic, and will help you develop skills to challenge fearful thinking.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.excelatlife.panic&hl=en

Apple

Self-help Anxiety Management

This app provides a range of self-help methods that work to reduce anxiety. Ways to challenge anxiety provoking thoughts are explained, and ways to incorporate relaxation techniques to reduce physical symptoms of anxiety are reviewed.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/self-help-for-anxiety-management/id666767947?mt=8

Anxiety Reliever

This app provides techniques to help manage anxiety, including calming audio sessions, evaluating thinking patterns, identifying triggers and tracking thoughts and improvements.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anxiety-reliever-stress-anxiety/id1029839288?mt=8

Relaxation

Android

HeadSpace

This app will review meditation and mindfulness exercises that will help reduce feelings of stress.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.getsomeheadspace.android&hl=en

Apple

HeadSpace

This app will review meditation and mindfulness exercises that will help reduce feelings of stress.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/headspace-meditation-techniques/id493145008?mt=8

OMG. I Can Meditate!

This app provides guided mediations that help to reduce feelings of stress and promote relaxation.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/omg.-i-can-meditate-!-meditation/id920161006?mt=8

Depression

Android

MoodTools- Depression Aid  

This app uses the concept of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help you challenge the inaccurate thoughts which may be playing a role in your depression. The app also suggests helpful behaviours that may work to reduce the intensity of your distressing emotions.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.moodtools.moodtools&hl=en

Depression CBT Self-Help Guide

This app uses the concept of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help you challenge the inaccurate thoughts which may be playing a role in your depression. The app also suggests helpful behaviours that may work to reduce the intensity of your distressing emotions.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.excelatlife.depression&hl=en

Apple

MoodTools- Depression Aid  

This app uses the concept of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help you challenge the inaccurate thoughts which may be playing a role in your depression. The app also suggests helpful behaviours that may work to reduce the intensity of your distressing emotions.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/moodtools-depression-aid/id1012822112?mt=8

Pacifica- Anxiety, Stress & Depression relief

This app uses the concepts of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to identify, track, and break the cycle of negative and distressing thoughts. This app also uses concepts of Mindfulness to promote relaxation.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/pacifica-anxiety-stress-depression/id922968861?mt=8

Sleep Hygiene

Android

CBT-i Coach 

This app uses the theory behind Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia. It teaches users to develop positive sleep routines, and to improve sleep environments. It also reviews strategies proven to improve sleep and reduce symptoms of insomnia.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.t2.cbti&hl=en

Best Sleep Hygiene

This app allows you to track your current sleep hygiene habits, and generates a list of additional sleep hygiene recommendations that can be added to your routine to increase quality sleep.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.and.dev.sleephygeine&hl=en

Apple

CBT-i Coach

This app uses the theory behind Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia. It teaches users to develop positive sleep routines, and to improve sleep environments. It also reviews strategies proven to improve sleep and reduce symptoms of insomnia.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/cbt-i-coach/id655918660?mt=8

Best Sleep Hygiene

This app allows you to track your current sleep hygiene habits, and generates a list of additional sleep hygiene recommendations that can be added to your routine to increase quality sleep.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/best-sleep-hygiene/id804014317?mt=8

PTSD

Android

PTSD Coach Canada

This app provides information about PTSD, allows you to track symptoms, and suggests easy-to-use tools to help you handle stress symptoms.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.gc.veterans.ptsd.ptsdcoach&hl=en

Apple

PTSD Coach Canada

This app provides information about PTSD, allows you to track symptoms, and suggests easy-to-use tools to help you handle stress symptoms.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/ptsd-coach-canada/id616851357?mt=8

Thought Record

Android

CBT Thought Record Diary

Do you feel like you’re stressed, anxious, sad, frustrated, or unmotivated? The centerpiece of cognitive-behavioral therapy is changing your emotions by identifying negative and distorted thinking patterns. With a thought diary, you can document your negative emotions, analyze flaws in your thinking, and reevaluate your thoughts. It may even help you recognize ways to deal with your negative behaviors and emotions.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.moodtools.cbtassistant.app&hl=en

Apple

CBT Thought Record Diary

Do you feel like you’re stressed, anxious, sad, frustrated, or unmotivated? The centerpiece of cognitive-behavioral therapy is changing your emotions by identifying negative and distorted thinking patterns. With a thought diary, you can document your negative emotions, analyze flaws in your thinking, and reevaluate your thoughts. It may even help you recognize ways to deal with your negative behaviors and emotions.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/cbt-thought-record-diary/id1010391170?mt=8