Depression apps

Depression apps

  • There are a number of apps and online tools for improving low mood and mild to moderate depression. 
  • These apps are not intended to replace professional help, but they can give you tips, guidance, or distractions to help you cope with certain symptoms.
  • They can help you learn about your condition and record your symptoms, and they provide tools to help you feel better.
  • Find out more about apps for depression.
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There are a variety of apps to help you manage the symptoms of low mood and mild to moderate depression. Apps can use different techniques to help you manage your depression.

  • Some apps provide education about depression and tips on how to recognise triggers and identify patterns. They also enable you to document your emotional experiences and track your progress over time.
  • Some apps incorporate breathing exercises, mindfulness and meditation activities to help you practice relaxation skills.
  • Some apps use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which can help you change your negative thought patterns and improve the way you feel.

Here are a few depression apps reviewed by Healthify

Apps for depression

Depression (Just a Thought) course



Clinical review

Positively Pregnant

Clinical review


Clinical review

Sanvello – stress & anxiety app


Clinical review

Free version:

Paid version:




Other apps you may find useful

Anxiety apps
CBT apps
Meditation and mindfulness apps
Self-harm prevention apps

Disclaimer: Healthify’s app library is a free consumer service to help you decide whether a health app would be suitable for you. Our review process is independent. We have no relationship with the app developers or companies and no responsibility for the service they provide. This means that if you have an issue with one of the apps we have reviewed, you will need to contact the app developer or company directly.

As there are so many apps to support mental health and wellbeing, we have not been able to review all those available. We have instead identified independent organisations that have reviewed these apps:

You may also find the following article useful: Do mental health apps really work?(external link) Patient Info, UK

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