Personal Development

Friday's post.

Round-up and further resources

Over the week, LinkedIn has been lit up with people sharing their personal stories of how anxiety and mental health has impacted their life. We’ve been humbled by the openness and honesty these courageous contributors have shown to raise awareness on subjects that only a few years ago would’ve been buried.

Over the last week we have shared posts on:

👉 Monday: Identifying stressful triggers and managing reactions ‘colourfully’

👉 Tuesday: Mental Health OR Brain Health – an alternative perspective

👉 Wednesday: BEAT it – a practical, in-the-moment technique to manage anxiety and panic attacks

👉 Thursday: How to help someone at work with anxiety

And today we’re rounding things up with some of our favourite Apps to manage anxiety, panic attacks and our general mental health.

First and foremost, there’s nothing more beneficial than talking to another human being about your thoughts, feelings, memories and current situation. However, engaging in daily practices that support our mental health by reframing thoughts and training our physiology and biology to manage an overload of stress is a very beneficial way of building the foundations.

Over the last few years there’s been a rise in apps that help achieve this goal. They’re accessible, easy to use and can be listened to and watched anywhere, on the train or between meetings, through guided practices, mindfulness and meditation (don’t be put off by that, meditation is something that we can all do without sitting in the lotus position or floating to a place of higher purpose and enlightenment!)


Calm offers a mood check-in feature that tracks your mood throughout the day and puts together a personalised report of your moods. In the free version, the app offers a limited amount of guided exercises and meditative audio to help relieve stress. 

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MindShift CBT.

CBT is a type of therapy that focuses on negative thought patterns and focusses on breaking down self limiting beliefs that are causing harm. MindShift CBT is an app that helps users by providing daily mood check-ins, guided relaxation and mindfulness meditations, and tips for dealing with general worry, social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, and more – and all for free.

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Headspace is an app that helps change behaviour by guiding you through daily practices and in-the-moment activities. Headspace has some compelling data on reducing a user’s level of stress by up to 14% in just 10 days, improving sleep, focus and relaxation. 

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Colourfy is a little different and offers users games and activities to focus the mind and calm emotions alongside meditations, breathing exercises, and visualisation. Combining these elements keeps the user occupied whilst changing patterns and embedding some tools to reduce anxiety and stress. It’s also good fun and very visual. The app is branded for teens, but we think it transcends age. 

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iBreathe is a simple yet powerful app to guide you through deep breathing exercises and breathwork. Whether you are struggling with stress, anxiety, insomnia, or are trying to meditate and relax, iBreathe provides an easy-to-use beautifully designed user interface that helps educate the user on better breathing techniques to use in the moment. 

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Self Help for Anxiety (SAM).

Developed by scientists in the U.K., SAM is an unusual app because it encourages users to think about situations that make them anxious and how they would think and act in each scenario. This app works by helping the user play out situations that might they usually avoid, creating familiarity and a resource that can be used when facing the situation. 

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Well, that concludes our week of resources for mental health awareness week, but it doesn’t stop there. Everything we do here at Unify is about challenging mindsets, and changing behaviour… it’s just simply what we do!

James Hampton (He/Him)

James Hampton (He/Him)


Our areas of specialism.


  • Self-awareness

  • Resilience

  • Personal Development

  • Change

  • Decision making

  • Growth mindset

Team development.

  • Hybrid team working

  • Communication

  • Meetings

  • Feedback

  • Collaboration

  • Trust

Leadership development.

  • Leadership styles

  • Psychological safety

  • Leading change

  • Mission, vision, values

  • Culture

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