Recognition, Empowerment, and Action for Child Mental Health

Researchers reviewed more than 200 studies of mindfulness among healthy people and found mindfulness-based therapy was especially effective for reducing stress, anxiety and depression. Mindfulness classes and mindfulness-based therapies provide the tools to put concepts of attention and acceptance into practice.

Headspace mobile app

Headspace is a meditation app designed to help you live more mindfully. The app offers a wide range of meditations for beginners and experienced users that range from 3 to 20 minutes. In the app, you’ll find stand-alone meditations for when you need a break and longer courses focused on deeper education into mindfulness. Examples of courses include learning the basics of mindfulness, coping with cravings, dealing with distractions, and better sleep.

Happify mobile app

This app uses games to boost your mood. The activities were developed with positive psychology techniques and CBT interventions. The app lets you choose games to help you in different areas, including: coping with stress, fueling your career success, achieving mindfulness through meditation, conquering negative thoughts, building self-confidence


Insight timer mobile app

Here’s a meditation app that features an extensive free meditation library. The easy-to-navigate app is good for beginners and great for advanced students of meditation. Insight Timer also has live events like yoga, mood tracking, private mentoring, and workshops available. Popular topics on the app are better relationships, focus and concentration, anxity and reducing stress, self love and compassion, leadership, and more. The app is free to download with an optional in-app subscription. 


Here, you’ll find featured resources, techniques, and tools for youth ranging from mindfulness meditations and anchoring strategies to yoga practices; all proven effective to promote mental health and self-care for youth and adolescents.

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