Health and Wellbeing

4 great apps to build your confidence…

Try out one of these apps, recommended by the Counselling, Health and Wellbeing team to help you build your confidence.


Have you ever wondered what could’ve happened if your shyness or fear of rejection had not gotten in the way? Do you sometimes wish you could believe in yourself no matter what people say or do? Spring is here, so let that sun shine through your self-doubts and irrational beliefs.


1. Build Confidence

Build Confidence App

All you need is a pair of headphones and the willingness to stop and listen to what this great app has to offer. Built by Andrew Johnson, a specialist in relaxation and self-improvement, this app offers guided meditation sessions that can help you gain confidence and reduce your stress and anxiety levels. The app has additional features which help you facilitate your sleep.

2. Happier

Happier App

This app can guide your discovery of all those positive things in yourself, and the world around you, to show you what difference gratitude can make to your life. Noticing the good things about yourself can be incredibly useful for building a high self-esteem. Having this habit can help with your daily mood and sense of self-contentment. Happier is a fun social gratitude journal combined with a positive community! Be inspired to keep track of the small happy moments in your day and feel better as you cherish positivity on a daily basis.


3. ThinkUp: Positive Affirmations

Think Up

We all need those moments of self-appreciation in order to be fully content with ourselves. This app helps you to recognise how wonderful you are by setting up a personalised positive affirmation programme for yourself. It features a variety of suggested affirmations you can choose from and even allows you to record your own. There are also some great tips on how to use the app for best results, and you can set notifications to remind you it is time for self-care.


4. Self Esteem Daily Affirmations


Another great app with a beautiful design that is a treat for your wellbeing. I love the simplicity of this app – it gives examples of what self-esteem is and why it is so important. Small things can make a big change and just reading these inspiring sentences from time to time can be hugely positive for your mental health.
Creating positive self-esteem takes time and commitment, especially if you’ve had some negative experiences related to your self-image and identity in the past. Be reminded that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and once you open up your own eyes and see yourself as a worthwhile person, the people around you will be able to do the same. Good luck!


Contacting Counselling Health and Wellbeing

 If you are struggling to improve your wellbeing, please know Cardiff University Support Services are here for you – there is no problem too big or too small and we would be happy to provide you with some support. We offer a range of flexible support options including:

Bookable appointments are available via our online referral questionnaire. We also offer a Wellbeing Walk-In Service, Monday to Friday, 3pm to 3.45pm and Wednesday mornings, 9.30am to 10.15am, at the Student Support Centre at 50 Park Place.  We also hold a walk-in service at our Student Support Centre in Cardigan House at the Heath, on Wednesday afternoons 3pm to 3.45pm.

Watch our video and see for yourself that we have friendly and approachable staff. Staff who are able to listen to you non-judgmentally, in a safe and confidential space.

If talking to a member of staff is something you are not sure about, why not chat to one of our Student Wellbeing Champions. They are trained student volunteers who can signpost you to support, offer you a peer ear and give you basic health and wellbeing advice. If you would like to see our Champions in action, check out their video.

If you are worried that you are experiencing physical symptoms that may be affecting your health, we strongly advise you to make a GP appointment to discuss this. If you do not already have a GP, please contact NHS Wales on 0845 46 47 or check out their website to view all of your GP options. The University also has its own GP Practice – Park Place Surgery for those in their catchment area.


Your feedback and help please

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Best wishes,
Tsvetina, Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Placement Student.


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