Use Molehill Mountain to explore the causes and symptoms of anxiety:
- Track your worries and the situations that trigger anxiety.
- Get evidence-based daily tips to understand more about anxiety.
- Feel more confident to self-manage anxiety.
Molehill Mountain is engaging, easy-to-use and secure. Developed with autistic people, the app is based on adapted CBT principles.
Make Molehill Mountain part of your routine:
- Track your anxiety over time.
- Personalise the app with your worries.
- Complete your regular check-ins at a time that suits you.
- Use the simple daily diary to capture information about your day.
- Review all your information through your personal dashboard.
- See your progress as you climb Molehill Mountain.
- Share your progress with a trusted supporter to get motivation.
Molehill Mountain has been developed with King’s College London. Our evidence-based daily tips are reviewed by clinical experts and cover:
- Anxiety and autism
- Anxiety triggers
- Identifying and talking about feelings and emotions
- Models of anxiety
- Gradual exposure
- Fear ladder
- Detective thinking
- Relaxation techniques
More about Molehill Mountain
Molehill Mountain is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approaches adapted for autistic people. The app was developed from a paper toolkit focused on psychoeducation, created and evaluated by Professor Emily Simonoff. Molehill Mountain is co-owned by Autistica and King’s College London. The app has been funded by Autistica with support from the Maudsley Charity, The ‘Worshipful Company of Information Technologists’ Charity and The Pixel Fund.
Who is the app for and why?
Research studies show that almost 40-50% of autistic people suffer with anxiety disorders. Understanding the causes of anxiety and the reasons for symptoms is key to managing anxiety better. Autistic people often receive inappropriate anxiety support and sometimes they’re unable to access any support at all.
Molehill Mountain aims to help users build their knowledge, confidence and skills to understand and self-manage the causes and symptoms of their anxiety. It offers a practical way for autistic people to track their worries and the situations that trigger their anxiety that can be used whenever and wherever it’s needed.
How is Molehill Mountain different to other mental health apps?
Many clinical mental health apps fail because of low engagement levels. Users say apps are often unhelpful, don’t address their problems or feel insecure or untrustworthy. Autistica and King’s College London have worked with autistic people and developers to make the app easy to use, engaging, relevant and secure.
Autistica is the UK’s autism research charity. They exist to build a future where all autistic people have a long, happy, healthy life. They have built a reputation as a charity that challenges traditional approaches to research. They carry out research on issues that matter most to autistic people and families, involving them at every stage. www.autistica.org.uk
About the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London
The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London is the premier centre for mental health and related neurosciences research in Europe. It produces more highly cited publications in psychiatry and mental health than any other university in the world (Scopus, 2016), with 12 of the most highly cited scientists in this field. World-leading research from the IoPPN has made, and continues to make, an impact on how we understand, prevent and treat mental illness and other conditions that affect the brain. www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn
Welcome to Molehill Mountain v1.0.6
- Climb a new wintry Molehill Mountain AND unlock new tips
- Tips now with carefully curated links for further reading
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great concept, but poorly implemented.
Not the best designed app.
Built something similar for my autistic self using google forms & a notification app (eg todoist). My solution functioned better.
This app is too clunky, poorly integrated.
I was really enjoying this app until I got to day 14 where it just stopped. I was notified that there were no more tips - my anxiety was not reassessed as promised and no more mountain to work up. Really disappointed. This app should not have been released if it wasn’t finished especially as it’s aimed at autistic people.
Developer Response ,
Hi Larka 27, thanks for getting in touch, glad to hear you enjoyed using the app and apologies for the problems you experienced. We had some technical issues with the new update but it's now available. Please download the update to access new features and content. I hope you give it another go. All the best, Nicola from Autistica
Really helping so much with my teenage daughter. Thank you so much Austistica and Kings 👏❤️
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