• D.I.F.D
  • The Royal
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  • The Royal


Keep your mind healthy.
Download HealthyMinds now. It’s free!

Learn more about coping with stress, visit The Royal

Life as a student can be stressful - assignments, part-time jobs, sports, clubs, relationships, family responsibilities. In fact, during your years as a student, you will face some of the most intense pressures of any point in your life. Stress can take a toll on your mind, weighing you down and even making you ill, so it’s important to take action to stay healthy. That’s what HealthyMinds is all about.

HealthyMinds is a problem-solving tool to help deal with emotions and cope with the stresses you encounter both on and off campus. The goal: Keeping your mind healthy.

HealthyMinds was developed by The Royal thanks to a donation by D.I.F.D. The Royal is one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres. Its mandate is simple: to help more people living with mental illness into recovery faster.

DIFD Healthy Minds


Mood Tracker

  • Track your mood regularly.
  • Set daily reminders to check in on yourself.


  • Relax with the Breathe activity.
  • Keep track of your goals with the Problem Solving activity and iCal integration.
  • Learn how to cope with stress using the
    Stress Buster activity.


  • Write a journal entry to express your feelings.
  • Capture the moment by adding a photo.
  • Revisit previous entries on your timeline.

Together, all of these things can help protect your mental health
so you can make the most out of student life (and beyond!).


"The HealthyMinds app is a fantastic way to teach healthy thinking skills to young people that research has shown to help with depression."
- Dr. Simon Hatcher, Psychiatrist at The Royal, Vice-chair of Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
"HealthyMinds is a great tool to track how you're feeling and takes a proactive approach towards understanding how those feelings affect us daily."
- Colin Greening, Forward, Ottawa Senators
"It’s easy to use and has all kinds of helpful information in one place. My favourite part was the breathing activity."
- Gabrielle McKay, Carleton University
"HealthyMinds is a good way to track and understand different moods and see it as a timeline on your phone. I also love the iCal feature which allows me to schedule actions to help improve how I react to everyday stresses."
- Dominique Souris, University of Waterloo
"I think this app covers all the ways to deal with the stress of high school in a way that’s easy to use."
- Christian Garand, Glebe Collegiate
"The app offers simple solutions that really work."
- Lisa Kidd, Carleton University