Catch it

Listed in: Stress  Anxiety  Depression  
Catch it

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Supported languages:

English / German



App moods and feelings diary to help manage mental health, anxiety and depression through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy principles.

Approved by


English / German

Countries of use

Countries where these languages are spoken.




University of Liverpool and University of Manchester
(Based in United Kingdom)


University of Liverpool and University of Manchester

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University of Liverpool and University of Manchester


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
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Information Information


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 apply some of the key principles of psychological approaches to mental health and well-being, and specifically Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

The app builds up into a diary to track feelings over time, and consider what triggered those feelings, and how you dealt with it. 

Each diary entry is based around three core principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:

1: Catch it:

  • Questions to help you record how you are feeling, including what you felt, and when and where you felt it.

2: Check it:

  • Questions to help you explore and reflect on how you felt and why.

3: Change it:

  • Questions to help you learn from this experience, and think about how you might want to change how you respond if the situation or feeling happened again.

The app developers state:

“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.”

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


Reviewer: Mental health charity, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and families
Review: “Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing. This app is provided free by the NHS.”
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