An app to help teenagers and young adults cope with anxiety.
|Mindshift||By the Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia|
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What does the app do?
In this app, users to choose from a list of situations they want help with such as ‘dealing with conflict’ and ‘coping with test anxiety’. They are guided through steps to learn about that anxiety problem and set up a personalised plan for coping better. The app allows users to rate and keep track of their anxiety levels and provides self-help tools such as relaxation exercises, visualisations, mindfulness strategies and inspirational quotes. For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play or iTunes and for a detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ Simple tutorial on how to use app
✔ Comprehensive education section
✘ Users can only choose from a list anxiety situations, not create their own
✘ Emergency helplines are based in Canada
Privacy and security
The app has an option within settings to turn on password protection. No registration or user account is required to use the app. The app states that no personal information is collected and all the information provided via the app is stored locally on the device. Read more about things you can do to improve your safety and security when using apps.
Date of review: November 2017
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: 1.2.3
Download size: 30.21 MB
Other useful resources
This app has been reviewed by other independent websites.
- MindShift – A professional review One Mind PsyberGuide
MindShift review on myhealthapps.net
Bakker D, Kazantzis N, Rickwood D, et al. Mental Health Smartphone Apps: Review and Evidence-Based Recommendations for Future Developments. JMIR Ment Health. 2016 Mar 1;3(1):e7.
Van Singer M, Chatton A, Khazaal Y. Quality of Smartphone Apps Related to Panic Disorder. Front Psychiatry. 2015 Jul 14;6:96.
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