HSCNI Apps Library for Mental Health and Well-being

Health and Social Care organisations in Northern Ireland have partnered with ORCHA (The Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps), to create a library of health and wellbeing apps for everyone, including social care and social work professionals - that have been reviewed for clinical assurance, data privacy and user experience.


The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted on us all, leading to unprecedented changes in our everyday lives. The restricted living conditions and daily challenges we face can lead to feelings of stress and other difficult emotions.
It has therefore never been more important to ensure, that as a society, we take care of our health and wellbeing.

The accessible tools found here can help you manage your stress and develop techniques to maintain your wellbeing. Some of the apps are free while some may require initial payment and subscription to a service. You can use the filter link below the search bar to refine the list of apps displayed.

This App Library comprises apps to help maintain:

  • Mental Health : To help you maintain your wellbeing and support your mental health in a number of areas (e.g. anxiety, low mood)
  • Fitness : To help you stay healthy
  • Nutrition : To help you eat well
  • Sleep : To help you get a good night’s sleep
  • Stay connected and beat loneliness

Our hope is that this resource will grow and develop to include more Apps related to many aspects of health and wellbeing to help those who need it most during this period of uncertainty and beyond.

Go to Apps4healthcareni to find out more.

Go to ORCHA to find out more.


Loneliness is not just a state of mind. It can impact our ability to enjoy day-to-day activities that we once derived pleasure from, potentially impacting our physical health, as well as our mental health and wellbeing. That’s why we need to give loneliness the attention it deserves, particularly at Christmas time.

There are many forms of help available, including digital health apps. 

Click on the image below to find health apps which offer social interaction.

Loneliness: Praise for health apps which offer social interaction - ORCHA (orchahealth.com)

If you need any help/support using this resource, please contact the Social Care Council at learningzone@niscc.hscni.net.