10 Of The Best Wellness Apps To Download Now

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Mental health should always be a priority and sometimes all we need is a little helping hand to direct us in the right direction. In honour of World Mental Health Day tomorrow (10th October, 2023), we’ve put together a guide of the best wellness apps out there designed to help us out.

From mindfulness and meditation tips to fitness-approved apps, let these wellness apps guide you on your new, happier journey.

The best wellness apps to help you on your wellbeing journey


Set up by wellness influencer Carly Rowena, Moodment is an app that invites you to log off from your surroundings and channel your energy into your mood. Featuring daily workouts, meditation, hypnosis, yoga flows, journal prompts, affirmations and mood-boosting playlists, it has everything you need to help you on your mental health journey. 

There’s a section of the app that lets you tell them a secret, whether you need to get something off your chest or you just want to share something anonymously without the fear of being heard. It’s a zero judgement zone, inviting you to let go and receive a virtual hug in the process.

Available on ios and android


For a go-to guide for all things wellbeing, Sanvello sets it out really simply for you. It’s set out into four categories, from self-care to peer support, coaching to therapy. 

With the ‘self-care’ category, you’ll find easy strategies and resources to follow to aid you on your journey, while the ‘peer support’ offers you the chance to dive into powerful conversations with like-minded individuals going through the same things.

available on ios and android


The king of wellness apps, Headspace provides a safe sanctuary for those looking for tips, tricks and techniques for mindfulness, visualisation and meditation. 

First launched in 2010 by Andy Puddicombe and Rich Pierson, Headspace offers an online space for those looking to really explore and reap the benefits of meditation anytime, anywhere. Users are then guided through meditations, animations, articles and videos. It’s said that the likes of Emma Watson and Gwyneth Paltrow use this one to help them relax after a stressful day at the grind. There’s a free Basics course for those intrigued to try it out themselves.

Headspace also launched a campaign last year with Grammy-award-winning singer, songwriter and producer, John Legend. The initiative, titled ‘Love Yourself Like A Legend’, includes a brand-new Headspace sleepcast narrated by the celeb. You’ll be guided through an old concert hall and the decades of music it once filled. There’s also an eight-hour sleep playlist curated by Legend.

Available on ios and Android

Sleep Cycle

Bad nights sleep? Not feeling so fresh this morning? You need Sleep Cycle, the app that helps you track your sleep throughout the night. Using sound and movement, the app helps to track and analyse your sleeping patterns and wakes you up when you’re during your lightest sleep phase, without the morning fear of your 7am alarm clock. 

It’s said the average person needs between seven to nine hours of sleep per night, and if you’re one of those who struggles with their regular sleeping pattern or needs an extra push to help them sleep better at night, Sleep Cycle will help you track your sleeping progress.

Available on ios, android and Huawei


With a wealth of over 700k five-star reviews and 50 million downloads, it quickly becomes obvious why Calm is the number one app for all things sleep, meditation and relaxation related.

Users fill out a short form which helps tailor the app to you and your needs. The app itself is split into categories, from meditate to sleep, music to body, masterclasses to scenes, all helping to calm and relax you. There’s a new selection of Sleep Stories that have been recently uploaded, including ‘Kingdom of the Sky’, narrated by the one and only Idris Elba. Sleep dreamily with his chirpy voice guiding you into a sleeping abyss.

Available on ios and android

Down Dog

Helping you on your own personalised yogi journey is Down Dog, the fitness app that allows you to build strength and mix up your exercise routine every day. The app is home to over 60,000 different configurations, meaning you’ll never grow tired of your workout because they’ll bring you a new yoga practice every time. 

Choose from yoga, meditation, barre, workout and prenatal yoga and start your fitness journey today.

Available on ios and android

My Possible Self

Designed to help reduce stress, anxiety and low mood, My Possible Self is a free mobile app that builds your own personalised self-improvement plan so you can track your progress over the months. 

Users will fill out a guided self-assessment questionnaire, before being given their own personalised plan in which they can track their mood, understand themselves better, look back over their progress and move forward to a brighter, more relaxed future.

Available on ios and android

All Trails 

Often the best remedy for our mental health is by heading out into the open and soaking up some much-needed fresh air. All Trails is an app that helps you to locate the best local walks, hikes and trails near you. The app boasts over 100,000 trails and will provide you with hours of fun as you uncover new areas. Just remember to wrap up warm, bring a flask of hot tea and enjoy. 

Available on ios and android

Feel Better 

Championing a 360 approach to wellness, Deliciously Ella’s app, Feel Better, is packed with everything you need to help you navigate your goals. 

From plant-based recipes and exercise motivation to mindfulness and sleep tips, the Deliciously Ella team works with leading experts across the wellness sector to create an app designed to inspire. The ‘my tracker’ section allows you to keep on top of your personal ambitions across the five pillars of wellness.

Available on IOS and Android


Packed with self-care, relaxation and stress-reducing tips, Exhale is the first wellness app designed specifically for Black, Indigenous and Women of Colour (BIWOC). The app is split into easy-to-navigate sections, including guided meditation, visualisation techniques, breathe workshops, coaching talks and daily affirmations. 

The Exhale team have recently launched a podcast too, hosted by Exhale founder Katara McCarty. Each episode dives into discussions surrounding the importance of creating a space for Black women in the wellness industry and features regular expert guests.

Available on IOS and Android

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