Catch It is a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, to help users better understand their moods through use of an ongoing diary.

The app was designed to illustrate some of the key principles of psychological approaches to mental health and well-being, and specifically Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

It is not intended to be a substitute for professional mental health care, therapy or advice. If you are worried about any aspects of your mental health, you should approach a professional.

What's New

Version 1.5

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Customer Reviews

Simple, effective app for changing unhelpful thoughts


I've tried a few CBT based apps and, although basic, this is the best I've come across. It has an intuitive simple interface and I like how you're shown the thought description as a text bubble when writing the more compassionate re-evaluation. Best of all, it's a free app! Thanks to the university teams involved in its development!

A few suggestions for improvement: more mood types and more situations in the drop down menus are quick changes that would make the app immediately more flexible. In the medium to longer term, it would be great if more CBT tools could be integrated for users to take advantage of, for example identifying the so-called "bottom line" statements and the unhelpful precautions taken to maintain it.

Good - recommend one tweak


This app is just what I was looking for, an easy way to record and rethink moods as they happen. I'd just suggest one tweak - the app asks you to record how you are feeling and then rethink how you are feeling. I tried to leave the second step a few hours, because in the midst of an anxiety attack I am not able to reflect rationally. However when I came back the entry I had started had disappeared. The app needs to let you add a half complete entry to the diary, which you can then come back to with new thoughts and perspectives once you've reflected properly.

Excellent app for keeping check of negative thinking habits


The app is very well made, it gives examples which are helpful for the first time user, for me CBT is an effective way to manage the negative thoughts I sometimes have, keeping a record of them using this app helps me to recognise patterns and I usually feel better after I have used the app.


University of Liverpool
5.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
© University of Liverpool


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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