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Apps and Games

Apps and games on phones and tablets can serve as both a way to de-stress but also to be distracted with something fun and stimulating - depending on what you fancy on the day. Having apps ready ahead of time gives you choice!

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What is it?

This activity gets you to both find and try out apps and games that can provide you time to de-stress, keep busy, feel distracted as well either stimulated or relaxed depending on the app of your choice.

How does it help?

Taking time to immerse yourself in useful apps and games gives you some alone time to feel distracted.

How do I do it?

Take the time to find apps that suit you

Spend some time browsing the app store - you can often filter for free apps and games. Think about what sort of content you enjoy and find apps that fit that. You may want to try having a range of apps and games to fit whatever mood you are experiencing on that day.

For example

  • Are you looking for stimulation: try a fast paced game or a puzzle game
  • Are you looking to destress: try an app like Headspace or a colouring app
  • Are you looking for fun: try an app that is linked with things you enjoy e.g. sport or music

Apps that can help

Anti Stress - Relaxing games

When you need relaxation, diversion or just a moment of distraction enjoy this collection of toys: hear the sound of a bamboo chime, play with wooden boxes, swipe gently your finger in the water, tap buttons, draw with chalks and so on! Are you waiting for something and you need a diversion? Open Antistress app and start playing with a Newton's cradle! Are you furious with someone? Have some relaxation with the never-old fifteen game!

Anti Stress - Relaxing games at the Apple app storeAnti Stress - Relaxing games at the google play store


Stress less. Sleep soundly. Get happy. Learn meditation and mindfulness in a few minutes a day with Headspace. Choose from hundreds of guided meditations on everything from stress and everyday anxiety management to sleep, personal growth, and mind-body health. Meditate anywhere, anytime — and start living a more calm, healthier, happier life

Headspace at the Apple app storeHeadspace at the google play store

Simple, quick and addictive. Develop your skills, try to survive as much as you can and become the biggest worm. You start as a small worm, get bigger by eating other worms who try to do the same. You have to attack wisely but defend skillfully. at the Apple app at the google play store

FarmVille 2: Country Escape

Escape to the world of farming, friends and fun! Go on farm adventures to collect rare goods and craft new recipes. Raise animals and grow your farm with friends. Join a farm Co-Op to trade and share or play on your own in Anonymous Mode. You can play FarmVille anytime, anywhere… even when not connected to the internet. Best of all, the world’s most popular farming game is free to play!

FarmVille 2: Country Escape at the Apple app storeFarmVille 2: Country Escape at the google play store

Or try something different