MindShift is an app for all mobile devices created to provide useful tools and information to teens and young adults struggling with various forms of anxiety. It contains education about common sources and symptoms of worry, anxiety and panic, and has a checklist for users to complete to help determine the types of anxiety they most commonly face. Users can access guided relaxation exercises, basic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques for anxiety, and create individualized coping plans for common anxiety-provoking situations. MindShift focuses on test anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, performance anxiety, worry, panic, and conflict, but has general tips that can be used for all types of anxiety. The app was developed in collaboration with the British Columbia Mental Health and Substance Use Services, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority in Canada. MindShift may be particularly useful for younger individuals who have only mild or moderate difficulty with anxiety, or who do not have access to more traditional mental health services for more serious anxiety disorders.

Available for: Mobile devices
Company: AnxietyBC (The Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia)
Classification: Cognitive Behavioral Principles
Targeted conditions: Stress & Anxiety
Target demographic: Teens and Young Adults
Special provider necessary: No
Non-English Language versions available: No
Where to get it:
Google Play

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PsyberGuide rating: The research and support basis of the product

Research base 0/3
Research support 0/2
Specificity of proposed intervention 3/3
Number of consumer ratings 3/3
Product advisory support 1/1
Software support 2/2

Total 9/14

date of rating: June 2016

Explanation of the rating factors

MARS rating

Quality scores range from 1 to 5, where 5 is the maximum score


Objective quality score: 3.74

Subscale scores:

Engagement: 3.10

Functionality: 4.50

Aesthetics: 3.17

Information: 4.20

Subjective quality score: 2.38

Perceived impact score: 2.33


Rated by: Queensland University

Date of rating: August 2016

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Research on the product

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