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15 Sep 2016
Author: Youthspace Admin

Can apps improve your mental wellbeing?

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Reaching for your phone to help with stress and sleep might feel counter-intuitive, but there are now hundreds of apps out there to help us find inner peace. With even the NHS on-board, there must something in it.

To the smartphone-addled among us, advising the use of apps to fix mental health problems might seem like telling someone who needs to get fit to live on jam and fags. But it’s happening all the same. While gadget and social media addiction are lampooned for increasing teenage depression, and complaints abound that the constant compulsion to check apps and message conduits leaves us frazzled and scatterbrained, purveyors of wearable tech, app designers and even the NHS really want us to use our phones for soul-soothing.

read the rest of the article here: Guardian

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