MindShift app

An app to help teenagers and young adults cope with anxiety.
Mindshift By the Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia
  • Self-help tools
  • Education and information
  • Anxiety tracking
  • Community support forum
  • Goal setting
  • Reminders
  • Can share data with self and others via email

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Country of origin Canada
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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? Yes
  • require a login? Yes
  • have password protection? Yes
  • have a privacy policy? Yes
  • require internet access? Yes
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Cost Free

What does the app do?

In Mindshift app users learn cognitive behavioural tools and strategies to manage different types of anxiety. In particular, users can find help with general worry, social anxiety, perfectionism, panic and phobias. The app allows users to rate and keep track of their anxiety levels and provides three different types of strategies including thinking strategies, relaxation and mindfulness and behavioural strategies for overcoming anxiety. For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play(external link) or iTunes(external link) and for a detailed review, see Reviews.



✔ Comprehensive education section on each type of anxiety addressed by the app.

✔ Covers all aspects of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for anxiety.

✔ Evidence based strategies all commonly used by psychologists including thought records, strategies to challenge anxious thinking, relaxation techniques, mindfulness exercises and strategies to overcome avoidance.

✔ Treatment plans for each type of anxiety provided.

✔ Easy to navigate and use.

✔ Attractive format.

✔ Great community forum which is carefully moderated and has good community rules in place for safety of participants.

✘ Emergency helplines are based in Canada and the USA.

Review details

  • April 2022; Version 3.0.2; Android
  • November 2017; Version: 1.2.3; Android

Other useful resources

This app has been reviewed by other independent websites.

Learn more

MindShift website(external link)
MindShift(external link) review on myhealthapps.net
Bakker D, Kazantzis N, Rickwood D, et al. Mental health smartphone apps – review and evidence-based recommendations for future developments(external link) JMIR Ment Health. 2016 Mar 1;3(1):e7.
Van Singer M, Chatton A, Khazaal Y. Quality of smartphone apps related to panic disorder(external link) Front Psychiatry 2015 Jul 14;6:96.

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Reviewed by: Kris Garstang, Clinical Psychologist, Life Mind Psychology

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