Online Tools

Here are some online tools that may help you:

Mood GYM

An interactive self help program that provides cognitive behaviour therapy training to add in positive thinking and changing negative thought patterns

MindShift

Helps with anxiety, positive thinking and motivation, particularly in teens and young adults.

Beating the Blues  [NZ]

Treats depression and anxiety by using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Talk to your doctor if you think Beating the Blues could be helpful for you (requires doctor referral).

www.depression.org.nz

An excellent website with a depression self test, information and personal stories of managing depression.

thelowdown

An interactive website for young people featuring a self-test, fact sheets, a moderated message board and video clips from popular musicians and high profile young sports people talking about their experiences of depression.

SPARX 

3D fantasy game for help with depression

Teaches skills to manage symptoms of depression, learning cognitive behavioural therapy techniques for dealing with symptoms of depression eg, dealing with negative thoughts, problem-solving, activity scheduling, and relaxation.

Depression Calculator App

App for iPhones. Assess whether you may be depressed and the extent of depression. This app is based on a diagnostic tool specific to depression used by healthcare professionals. It’s quick and easy to complete, and has lots of information too.

The Journal  [NZ]

Part of the National Depression Initiative – The Journal is designed to teach you skills that can help get through mild to moderate depression more effectively.

Happify

This app that allows you to boost your optimism, conquer negative thoughts, ease stress and even fix relationship friction. A questionnaire that covers your age, gender, health and employment and relationship status is used to customise the app to you. Science- based activities and games to beat stress and anxiety are then delivered.

CalmKeeper  [NZ]

App for iPhones. Designed by clinical psychologists, this app is designed to assist with managing anxiety and panic attacks by providing immediate access to tools to help you cope. Charge applies.

CALM Website, Computer Assisted Learning for the Mind  [NZ]

The website has tools for coping with stress and managing life.

Mood Diary App for anxiety and panic attacks – The Phobic Trust 

App for iPhones. Enables you to record and monitor symptoms such as panic attacks, increased heart rate / nausea / dizziness; rate and monitor sleep quality / medications / triggers; create a plan to keep you well – and what to do when if you are unwell; set alarms for medications or exercise; graph sleep, anxiety and mood and email reports to yourself or a clinician, and receive information and news about anxiety disorders.

MoodPanda

Lets you to measure your daily moods and track the scores over time.

My Happy Place

This app is a mood management tool that helps us train ourselves to recognise positive emotions in faces instead of negative emotions can improve our mood over time. Small charge applies.

Sleep Cycle

This app measures your sleep cycle, then wakes you some time during a 30-minute window before your alarm when you’re in the lightest phase of sleep. Never wake up in a deep, groggy sleep phase again. Free

This Way Up 

This is an Australian online self-help programme for individuals. Has courses for stress management, worry and sadness, and shyness, with self-tests to monitor progress. 

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