Live a healthy, happy life by learning how to take care of your own mental health
Use our resources to better understand mental health, and what you can do to help yourself and others.
Wheel of Well-being
The WoW Yourself section is about ‘doing it yourself’. It’s full of practical things you can do to improve your well-being – tips to test, activities to try and places to visit.
Mindfulness apps are a great way to practice and help improve wellness throughout your week. If you have found a wellness app that has been beneficial to you, please let us know.
iBobbly by the Black Dog Institute is a social and emotional wellbeing self-help app for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians aged 15 years and over.
Red Cross have released a free wellbeing app called My Team. It was created by people with lived experience of mental health and health professionals, with input from Beyond Blue. This app will assist in getting you the support you need, when you need it to achieve your wellbeing goals.
An Australian web and smartphone app for adults and kids on mindfulness and meditation that has been developed by psychologists and educators. This is an intuitive app that focuses on guided meditations based on the users age. The website and app are beautifully designed using badges and a recorded history to encourage regular use and become a satisfying experience.
By meditation teacher Andy Puddicombe this app focuses on training the brain through a selection of specialised meditation areas. Also included are dozens of helpful bite-sized guided meditations for quick sessions to fit into your daily grind.
Stop, Breathe & Think
This daily meditation app works on assessing your current mood and then suggests meditations, yoga and acupressure videos alined to your current state of wellness. Great for anyone interested in managing their stress through meditation. Stop, Breathe & Think was created by a non-profit organisation (Tools for Peace).
With easy to follow meditation practices, Calm offers content such as audio/visual nature backgrounds, timed sessions and guided meditation. Download for free, for a 7 day trail before subscribing.
Mindfulness app in language by Aboriginal women
A mindfulness app is currently being tested in remote Central Australian schools. It was initiated by women from Central Australia's NPYWC Youth Program Women's Council in Central Australia, which is of recorded meditations in Kriol, Ngaanyatjarra and Pitjantjiatjara languages. The app blends traditional healers’ skills with western mental health professionals from Smiling Mind, and aims to assist with mental health understanding and wellbeing. You can read more about the app in this ABC article.