MindShift


Listed in: Anxiety  Panic disorder  Stress  
MindShift

Available on:



(click to download)

Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free

Aims to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety.

Approved by


Languages

English

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with one of these languages.

Cost

Free

Developer

Creative B’stro, Inc
(Based in Canada)
http://bstro.com/our-work/bc-mental-health/#all ; Support email:

Funder

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), Canada; Université de Moncton, Canada (the latter funding a French translation).

Medical Adviser

Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia (AnxietyBC), Canada; Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, Canada; BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), Canada

Features

Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Self-monitoring Self-monitoring
Information Information

Summary

Aims to help teens and young adults cope with stress and anxiety by facing it, rather than avoiding it. Lists symptoms of anxiety. Offers strategies to manage worry, panic, conflict, ordinary anxiety, and three specialised categories of anxiety: test anxiety, social anxiety, and perfectionism. Also contains relaxation exercises.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: Person with a mental health problem, UK
Review: “MindShift reminds me of practical ways to deal with anxiety.”
Source: PatientView survey, October 2014
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: -
Reviewer: BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), Canada
Review: “The ‘MindShift’ app is the result of a joint collaboration between BC Mental Health and Addiction Services, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, and AnxietyBC. Anxiety is a natural, adaptive response when people feel unsafe or threatened. Everyone feels nervous and worried at times, but anxiety can be a problem when it is persistent, intense, and stops people from doing fun and important things they want or need to do. MindShift is designed to help youth learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help them take charge of their anxiety … Young people today are connected and mobile; it is important for us to provide resources that are relevant to them. The MindShift app is like a portable coach, confidentially giving you tips, whenever and wherever you need them, to help you face your anxiety and take control in challenging situations.”
Source: http://bit.ly/1ypTPcB
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1ypTO8s
Reviewer: Blogger writing on Kelty Blog, Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, Canada, 2013
Review: “There is a new exciting app for youth to help them better cope with anxiety. ‘MindShift’ provides you with a tailor-made toolbox for different anxiety-provoking situations, and how to better overcome anxious feelings. We can all identify with feeling anxious or stressed, and this app will help you calm down in common stressful scenarios like test anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, performance anxiety, worry, panic, and conflict. I have struggled with panic attacks for years, and this app is a fantastic tool because it can come with you everywhere, so you can always turn to it. I know that I have felt lost and helpless when a panic attack sets in, because I don’t know where to turn. Anxiety is not something that we can control or stop from happening, which is why MindShift is so useful for young people who are experiencing anxiety in different situations or just general worry. In developing this app, many focus groups were held with youth and young adults to make sure that they found it relevant and helpful. 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. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it. There are different sections of MindShift to learn more about anxiety and why anxiety happens, to check where your thinking is at, and to access tools to help you chill out and take steps to face anxious situations. There is also a section to give you inspiration.”
Source: http://bit.ly/1ypU2MQ
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1ypU1Zl
Reviewer: Recommended by the Mood Disorders Association (MDA) of British Columbia, Canada
Review:
Source: http://bit.ly/1At0FZL
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1At0FZP
Reviewer: Blogger writing on Social Anxiety Support (SAS), USA, 2013
Review: “So, I found this app today, and I think it’s awesome. I am not suggesting to avoid therapy or counselling for this, but it does help a lot. It’s like a personal record on anxiety, it gives you really good advice and ideas, and gives you positive thoughts to face the automatic negative ones. I haven’t started to use it completely, but the tutorial is very interesting.”
Source: http://bit.ly/1ypUpae
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1ypUpag
Reviewer: Blogger writing on HealthUnlocked, UK, 2014
Review: “My therapist told me about this app for my smart phone, thought I’d share, as it seems helpful already, and I’ve only just started exploring it. I used it this morning in my car, so I was able to go into the shopping centre. It did help. It also has meditation, alternative thoughts to choose from, and more.”
Source: http://bit.ly/1At14vx
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1At10Mg
Reviewer: BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Canada
Review: “There’s a new app out there called ‘MindShift’, that offers help with coping with anxiety by using some concrete exercises.”
Source: http://bit.ly/1ypUQRS
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1ypUOcE

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