Ten Virtual Reality Apps for Good Mental Health

Virtual reality has been proven to help people with poor mental health and even some mild pain relief! But what are some of the best VR apps to try? For this post, I will tell you what I think are ten of the very best of them that you should definitely think about trying (please note that not all of the apps are available on all VR platforms)…


Meditainment VR (Oculus Go)
Meditainment VR (Oculus Go)

Meditainment VR (Oculus Go)

Meditainment VR offers 300+ combinations of interactive therapeutic guided meditation experiences, revolutionizing mindfulness and wellbeing in the modern age. Developed based on decades of clinically verified research in neuroscience, Mind/Body techniques and psychology. Meditainment VR is a healing gymnasium for your mind with a wide range of applications and general wellness.

Fujii (Oculus Quest)
Fujii (Oculus Quest)

Fujii (Oculus Quest)

A serene, mystical journey that traverses a series of otherworldly, organic landscapes, Fujii is a respite for weary travellers. The experience flows between outdoor exploration and creative gardening, merging aspects of adventure and cultivation into a refreshing, musically enveloping whole.

Prana (Steam VR)
Prana (Steam VR)

Prana (Steam VR)

Prana is a playful meditation experience that the user engages with their breath; employing physical breath to heal various creatures in their environment, while learning to control their own breath and emotional state. Proprietary audio digital signal processing enables Prana to track breathing using the HMD’s built-in microphone.

Guided Tai Chi (Oculus Quest)
Guided Tai Chi (Oculus Quest)

Guided Tai Chi (Oculus Quest)

Stimulate your mind, body, and spirit. Enjoy relaxing exercises, combining elements of several Tai Chi styles. Experience a modern reimagining of an ancient practice. Let go of tension and stress across 20 sessions. A perfect gateway to the concepts of Tai Chi for beginners. Find yourself in the flow, refreshed and energized. Showcase your skill across 20 arcade sessions. Win points for perfect form, as you climb the leaderboards to become “King of the Chill”. Strengthen and tone your body, while relaxing your mind. Embrace the wilds of nature, in the comfort of your own home. Select your ideal environment from beautiful, exotic destinations.

Nature Treks VR (Oculus Quest)
Nature Treks VR (Oculus Quest)

Nature Treks VR (Oculus Quest)

Enhanced and evolved for the Oculus Quest. Explore tropical beaches, underwater oceans and even take to the stars. Discover over 20 different animals. Command the weather, take control of the night or shape your own world. Immerse yourself into the Nature Treks VR experience and escape into a world of relaxation.

Sphaeres VR (Oculus Go)
Sphaeres VR (Oculus Go)

Sphaeres VR (Oculus Go)

Escape the stress & noise of everyday life and find some desperately needed peace and quiet in the fully immersive Spheres VR 360° Video Experiences. 9 VR Experiences & over 100 minutes of high-resolution 360° videos in the categories Relaxation, Travel and Pure Nature delivered by the latest viewport adaptive streaming technology so you get to experience the most beautiful and exciting places on earth in the highest possible quality. 3DOF monoscopic 360° videos filmed on professional non-moving cameras to ensure the highest level of quality, viewing comfort and enjoyment.

Daily Affirmations 1 (Oculus Go)
Daily Affirmations 1 (Oculus Go)

Daily Affirmations 1 (Oculus Go)

Meditainment VR offers fully interactive therapeutic VR experiences, revolutionizing mindfulness and wellbeing in the modern age. Utilizing decades of research in neuroscience, cognitive science and psychology we leverage scientifically verified technologies unused by the competition in the market.

Pain Relief (Oculus Go)
Pain Relief (Oculus Go)

Pain Relief (Oculus Go)

Several studies have been conducted to assess the effectiveness of Virtual Reality to reduce pain and general distress. While the mechanism by which it works is still not fully understood, the studies have shown that it can help, in part, because it functions as a fully immersive distraction. With this application, you can choose between two virtual locations and sound including music, environmental and a narrative. These options allow for experimentation to find what works best for you.

Guided Relaxation VR (Oculus Go)
Guided Relaxation VR (Oculus Go)

Guided Relaxation VR (Oculus Go)

Enjoy a refreshing virtual vacation across 15+ exotic destinations with Guided Relaxation VR. Stereo 5k resolution, super-sampled brings these inspiring natural environments to life in high-resolution detail. Experience instant relaxation in luxury destinations across the world. From Hawaii’s tropical beaches to Iceland’s majestic waterfalls, your next trip is a minute away. Enhance your experience with simple but powerful visual and audio options. Relax in a digital style. Find your happy place.

Nature Treks VR (Oculus Go)
Nature Treks VR (Oculus Go)

Nature Treks VR (Oculus Go)

Explore tropical beaches, underwater oceans and even take to the stars. Discover over 20 different animals. Command the weather, take control of the night or shape your own world. Immerse yourself into the Nature Treks VR experience and escape into a world of relaxation.

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