Health Applications

10 Health Applications to assist you

Reportedly there are over 100,000 apps available including over 500 specifically for mental health.  Around 25% of the Australian population have health apps downloaded onto their phones.  These apps mostly target health issues such as exercise, diet and weight management.  Apps for mental health are increasingly used and can be valuable as an educational or monitoring tool.


The following list of apps has been compiled from trusted sources to assist you to identifying those that might be of assistance to you.

1. BrainyApp – Alzheimer’s Australia – FREE

A guide on how to live a brain-healthy lifestyle, showing what is good for your heart is also good for your brain.

Download from the Apple Store – BrainyApp or Google play store – BrainyApp


2.Breathe – – FREE

An app to help reduce the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety by slowing down your breathing and your heart rate by using the camera in your phone.

Download from the Apple Store – ReachOut Breathe.

3.The Check-in app – beyondblue – FREE

Helps you start a conversation with a friend who may be struggling. Shows you things to consider, like what if my friend denies there is a problem or if I say something silly.

Download from The Check-in – Apple App Store or The Check-in – Google Play Store.


4.healthdirect app – Healthdirect Australia – FREE




Helps you make informed decisions about your health. You can check symptoms with the healthdirect Symptom Checker, find a health service and search for trusted health information.

Download from the Apple Store – healthdirect app or Google play store – healthdirect app           


5.High Res – Department of Veterans’ Affairs – FREE



Assists serving and ex-serving ADF personnel manage immediate responses to stress and help build resilience. Offers a range of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tools, based on their BattleSMART program.

Download from the Apple Store – High Res or Google play store – High Res     


6.Mind the Bump – beyondblue – FREE




A mindfulness meditation app to help individuals and couples support their mental and emotional wellbeing in preparation for having a baby and becoming a new parent. Helps reduce stress and improve wellbeing during and after pregnancy.

Download from the Mind the Bump – Apple App Store and Mind the Bump – Google Play Store.          


7.My QuitBuddy – Australian Government – FREE




Personalised app to help you on your journey to become smoke-free. Provides a countdown to your quit attempt; stats to track your quitting progress, such as days smoke-free, cigarettes avoided and dollars saved.

Download from the My QuitBuddy – Apple App Store, My QuitBuddy – Google Play Store. or My QuitBuddy – Windows Phone Store.            


8. ON TRACK with The Right Mix – DVA – FREE




Designed for current and former serving ADF personnel and veterans, it lets you track your drinking and spending and the impact it’s having on your wellbeing and fitness.

Download from the ON TRACK with The Right Mix – Apple App Store and ON TRACK with The Right Mix – Google Play Store.


9. Operation Life – Department of Veterans’ Affairs – FREE




Suicide and suicidal behaviour touches the lives of many people in our community and this app is designed to help current and former serving ADF personnel manage suicidal thoughts with the support of a clinician.

Download from the Operation Life – Apple App Store and Operation Life – Google Play Store.


10.Smiling Mind – Smiling Mind – FREE




Offers a variety of online meditation sessions and other daily meditation activities. As your meditation skills develop the sessions become more advanced. The app can measure progress and skills, as well as set daily meditation reminders. Easy to use app that will help reduce stress and improve wellbeing for young people.

Download from the Smiling Mind – Apple App Store and Smiling Mind –  Google Play Store.    


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