Smiling Mind is meditation made easy. A simple tool that helps put a smile on your mind anytime, anywhere and everyday.
Smiling Mind is a unique web and App-based program developed by a team of psychologists with expertise in youth and adolescent therapy, Mindfulness Meditation and web-based wellness programs.
What is SPARX?
SPARX is a computer program that helps young people with mild to moderate depression, anxiety or stress. It is based on a type of ‘talking therapy’ called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
- At the start of SPARX you meet the Guide, who explains what SPARX is and how it could help you.
- You then customise your avatar and journey to the seven provinces to complete quests that restore the world’s balance and defeat the pesky negative thoughts, called Gnats.
- Along the way, you will meet different characters, solve puzzles and complete mini games.
- As you complete each quest, the Guide will explain how you can use your new skills to feel better, solve problems and enjoy life in the real world. Each level takes about half an hour.
An app to help teenagers and young adults cope with anxiety.
In this app, users to choose from a list of situations they want help with such as ‘dealing with conflict’ and ‘coping with test anxiety’. They are guided through steps to learn about that anxiety problem and set up a personalised plan for coping better. The app allows users to rate and keep track of their anxiety levels and provides self-help tools such as relaxation exercises, visualisations, mindfulness strategies and inspirational quotes.
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A New Zealand based wellbeing tool to help people cope with stressful life experiences through support with problem solving.
Aunty Dee is a free online tool that can be accessed on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. The tool aims to help people work through a problem or problems. By encouraging users to think about, reflect and explore their problems in a structured way, users can proactively find solutions to their problems and then act. Although anyone can use the tool, it is aimed at Pacific and Maori young people aged 14-25 years. The website also has a library of tips and tricks for some common problems such as trouble sleeping or problems with relationships, friends, health and school.
My QuitBuddy is an app personalised to help you quit smoking, on your terms.
Using My QuitBuddy you can choose when to quit. You can choose if you're ready to quit right now, or intend to quit smoking soon.
The app is Australian made so for New Zealand phone based support call Quitline on 0800 778 778 or visit www.quit.org.nz
Type 2 Diabetes Xplained
Medical jargon can be confusing, but we take away that confusion through storytelling. Type 2 Diabetes Xplained takes us on Hare and Lisa’s journeys with Type 2 Diabetes in an engaging, informative and entertaining story.
You can also order USBs with the information on them: http://type2diabetesexplained.co.nz/
This app has been reviewed by a local health professional (below) and by Health Navigator (click here to read their review).
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