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By Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Struggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life. MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.

MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety. This app includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety, as well as specific tools to tackle:

• Sleep
• Riding Out Intense Emotions
• Perfectionism
• Social Anxiety
• Performance Anxiety
• Worry
• Panic
• Conflict

Think of MindShift as your portable coach helping you face challenging situations and take charge of your life.

AnxietyBC ( , a non-profit organization is the developer of the MindShift App. We are grateful for support from the BC Children’s Hospital (, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority and RBC Children’s Mental Health Project.

What's New in Version 1.22

Fixed a problem with password protection.


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Customer Reviews

Suitable for adolescents with anxiety

Positively, MindShift provides the user with useful information regarding anxiety and ways to cope with easy access and just by looking at the app; it provides supplemental websites that the users can go to if they want additional information; and it offers many different situations that an adolescent or young adult might be going through at their age. Another strength with MindShift is regarding the free aspect of it and that there are no additional fees once the individual is already using the app—the app is free and fully accessible without needing to pay. On the other hand, while the app does provide a wide range of situations that an adolescent or young adult would encounter, there is no option to customize it to situations that males or females would specifically go through. Since MindShift does use very generalizable situations, it also does not take into account different cultural beliefs or values that a user might live with. Another disadvantage to the app is that it is hard for those with hearing/visual impairments to have full access to the content that is provided. All in all the app is shown to be useful and the positives outweigh the negative aspects


I struck gold finding this app. I've been searching for an app that helped prevent and manage anxiety, NOT to induce more stress and anguish, with little or no financial cost. MindShift is like a goldmine of resources with simple exercises one can easily implement into their daily routines to cope with the ups and downs of life's roller coaster ride. It's a treasure trove of easily accessible, sound and practical advice from mental health professionals. It seems like having a therapist on 24-hr duty to help guide me in the way I respond to potential anxiety triggers. What I find truly valuable in this app is the fact that it provides users a platform to express what goes on in the scary recesses of the mind, allowing users to articulate and work through personal issues privately at their own discretion anytime and anywhere.

Wonderful and free

Like Smiling Mind this app is helpful and free. My only hope is that it never succumbs to the subscription model that many opportunistic devs have adopted.

I have noticed one issue though: When listening to a recording and the phone goes into autolock, it stops playing. Please fix this as I have had to break sessions and start again where it left off (the recording stops altogether, so pressing play just starts at the beginning).

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.22
  • Size: 46.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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