World Mental Health Day: The best apps and tech to lift your mood and inspire inner calm

World Mental Health Day – this Saturday 10th October – is an international day that encourages global mental health education and awareness. While many may have struggled during what has been very uncertain times of late, there are simple habits that can help toward nurturing a healthy, and more positive mindset when practised routinely. To mark World Mental Health Day, Huawei has compiled its must-have apps available in the Huawei AppGallery, to help discover a sense of inner calm and keep stress levels in check.

Relax Melodies: Sleep better with guided meditations and sounds

For those who have trouble relaxing the mind at bedtime, Relax Melodies is a sleep-aid app designed to help you drop off with ease and wake up feeling refreshed.
Lower your everyday stress levels and beat night-time anxiety with a choice of 400+ nature sounds, white noise, guided meditations, brainwaves, body-mind exercises and breathing techniques that you can mix and match to create your very own bedtime experience. Relax, take a deep breath, and go on a restful journey to sleep.

£4.99 per month. Download via the AppGallery here

Daily Yoga: Workout and fitness

The mind-body practice of yoga helps to reduce stress by promoting relaxation, controlled breathing and meditation, while energising the body through physical movement. An overall excellent mood-lifter.
Daily Yoga offers 500+ asanas, 50+ yoga class plans, 200+ guided yoga, pilates and meditation classes plus a large yoga pose base that suit yogis of all levels from beginner to advanced.
Additionally, the app monitors your yoga practice hours and tracks progress so you can create and achieve goals with ease and satisfaction. Use daily to build strength and enjoy health benefits for both your mind and body.

£5.75 a month when signing up for a year. Download via the AppGallery here

Mandala Colouring Book: Download, colour and relax

Mindful colouring has many benefits; it encourages the brain to relax by focusing on the present moment, channelling attention away from our busy minds. The Mandela Colouring Book offers over 200 outlines – featuring both simple and more complex designs – for users to explore and escape into a world of zen.
Find your inner calm and embrace your creative side while escaping the daily pressures of life.

Free to download via AppGallery here

Fabulous: Self Care: Goal planner and tracker

Fabulous is both a personal coach and happiness trainer that will help you to create
a healthier, happier life by building positive habits and rituals into your daily routine.

The science-based app – winner of several awards including Most Charming Engagement from Google – aims to improve fitness levels, reboot sleep cycles and encourages mindfulness practices that reduce anxiety. More than just a habit tracker, Fabulous takes a holistic approach to help its users build a transformative, life-changing routine.

£2.79 per month. Download via the AppGallery here

Mindfulness with Petit BamBou: Join mindfulness programmes to help you explore guided meditation

Petit BamBou offers a range of exercises based on simple, effective meditation methods (mindfulness, positive psychology and Cognitive Therapy) and teaches you to train your mind in order to cultivate a state of calmness, serenity, lucidity and internal peace.
Programmes range from 3 to 50 minutes from beginner to advanced and include sessions suitable for both adults and children. With just 10 minutes a day, you’ll start to feel the benefits.

Free with in-app purchases. Download via the AppGallery here. Register to access the first 8 sessions free.

Motivational Quotes: Daily motivational quotes to inspire inner calmness and serenity throughout the day

Save them, share with friends and find motivation from inspirational phrases to build positivity into your daily life.
“The future is completely open, and we are writing it, moment to moment.” – Pema Chodron
“We cannot change our memories, but we can change their meaning and the power they have over us” – David Seamans

Free to download via AppGallery here

Must Have Stress Busting Device: Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro can help you deal with the pressures of everyday life with its all-day stress monitoring HUAWEI TruRelax™ technology.
With 24-hour heart rate monitoring, abnormal heart rate notifications, scientific sleep tracking and blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitoring, the Watch GT 2 Pro gives you the tools needed to closely track your stress levels.

The Watch GT 2 Pro provides feedback on your stress index as well as featuring a sedentary alert reminding you to stretch your legs if you have been still for a prolonged period of time.
For moments of angst, take breath training to release stress and regulate your mood. The interface allows you to match your breathing with the diagram on screen, showing you exactly when to inhale and exhale to help restore calm.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro (RRP: £299.99) comes in two variations: Night Black (Sport Edition) and Nebula Grey (Classic Edition), available to purchase from Huawei Store and selected retailers from the 5th October. Customers purchasing on or before 20th Oct can also claim a free pair of Huawei FreeBuds 3 (via redemption).

For more Huawei information please visit: consumer.huawei.com

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