A list of resources that may be helpful during the COVID-19 epidemic
Here are some of the companies and initiatives we have come across which have released free or discounted content in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. We will add to and update this list on an ongoing basis. If you have a resource you would like to add and share with others, please let us know by reaching out to us on social media (@PsyberGuide on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook).
Mental Health & Wellness Apps
Sanvello offers a range of coping tools and peer supports and has offered free premium access during COVID-19. The app also gives you suggested activities based on your mood — very helpful for self-isolation.
Breethe meditation app has created a free collection of meditations called Inner Wellness During Coronavirus.
Balance, a meditation app, is offering a free one-year subscription to anyone who wants it. To receive the free subscription just download the app and then email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
Wysa’s AI chat and tool packs for anxiety and isolation support will remain free during the epidemic.
In SuperBetter you create a secret identity to conquer quests and take on real-life tasks to increase resilience, wellbeing, and health. SuperBetter has launched a new ‘Stay Strong in a Pandemic’ power pack designed for COVID-19.
The Shine app has put together a resource hub for dealing with virus anxiety here.
This UK-based app aims to help people cope with the crisis by providing information on how to stay mentally well as well as cultural highlights people can engage with. There is also a mood tracker feature and a list of COVID-19 symptoms.
Nod is a free tool to help young people stay connected to their communities during the COVID-19 crisis. The app was co-designed with college students to address the growing loneliness crisis on campuses around the country
The National Center for PTSD just released COVID Coach, a new app for Veterans, service members, and the general public, designed to help build resilience, manage stress and increase well-being during this crisis.
This 21-day meditation course centering on finding hope in uncertain times is now available free of charge.
Starling Minds’ digital mental health program, designed to help people combat stress, anxiety, and worry related to the COVID-19 pandemic, is available for free.