Online mental health resources can be a great first step in your journey to wellness, or they can also be an add-on to ongoing counselling.
Our counsellors at Dalhousie have created a list of online resources (apps & websites) for students that have all been reviewed by our team.
If you have questions about any of the resources, or would like to speak to a professional about your mental health, you can book a same day counselling appointment to dicuss these resources and others.
Mobile resources (apps)
Mindshift CBT (iPhone and Android) - Free
MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety.
Relax Lite (iPhone and Android) - Free
Relax Lite is a simple and intuitive app to de-stress, with access to guided breathing and meditation exercises that use calming music to promote relaxation. Available languages: English, French, Simplified Chinese.
Sleep Time (iPhone and Android) - Free and premium versions available
Sleep Time is a sleep cycle alarm clock that uses your phone features and an algorithm to determine your phase of sleep, and then sets off the alarm at the perfect moment.
Other helpful apps:
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)
TAO offers eight interactive learning modules covering wellness, worry, improving your mood, alcohol and drug use, relationships and pain management.
Q-Life Resilience Project
Q-Life is intended to address feelings of being overwhelmed, anxiety, and perceived stress through proven skill development like mindfulness, nutrition, cognitive hygiene and problem solving.
Anxiety Canada is a collection of information and resources, including how to create an anxiety plan, an ambassador blog, and video library.
Antidepressant Skills Workbook (ASW)
ASW gives an overview of depression, explains how it can be effectively managed, and gives a step-by-step guide to changing patterns that trigger depression.
Foundry provides information for youth ages 12-24 that explains what to look for and self-care on the topics of mood & anxiety, alcohol & other drugs, body image & eating, questioning reality, bullying, self-injury, suicide, grief and much more.
Centre for Clinical Interventions
The Centre for Clinical Interventions includes information and workbooks on a range of topics you can complete. Modules cover topics like anxiety, disordered eating, perfectionism, self-esteem and more!