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ReachOut launches two free mobile apps

11 June 2015
ReachOut has launched two free mobile apps to help young people independently manage anxiety and stress, using evidence based psychological therapies.

ReachOut has launched two free mobile apps to help young people independently manage anxiety and stress, using evidence based psychological therapies.

One in six young Australians aged 16-24 is currently experiencing anxiety. Common symptoms include constant worrying, inability to relax, trouble sleeping and difficulty concentrating.

The news apps, ReachOut WorryTime and ReachOut Breathe, have been designed to help young people unpack their worries and manage the early symptoms of anxiety from any location.

ReachOut Breathe uses simple visuals to help young people slow down their heart rate through their breathing, increasing feelings of calmness and reducing physical symptoms of stress and anxiety. It is one of the world’s first wellbeing apps specifically designed for Apple Watch, and is also available for iPhone.

ReachOut Worry, which is available for iPhone and Android phones, helps young people manage anxiety by confining worry to a specific time each day. Learning to capture and then postpone worry makes it less intrusive throughout the day, and can bring about a greater sense of control.

These apps are part of a growing range of online tools and information developed by ReachOut Australia. You can download ReachOut Breathe from the App Store, or download ReachOut WorryTime from the App Store, or the Google Play store.

Learn more about the causes and signs of anxiety, and treatments available on youthbeyondblue

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