Molehill Mountain 12+

Autistica apps

    • 4.5 • 212 Ratings
    • Free



Molehill Mountain has been developed by Autistica and King’s College London to help autistic people understand and self-manage their anxiety.
We have worked with closely autistic people at every stage in developing Molehill Mountain to ensure that it is easy for autistic people to use and is relevant to their needs.
Molehill Mountain is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), a well-established and clinically proven technique for managing the symptoms of anxiety. The app has been developed with the full involvement of Professor Emily Simonoff, Dr Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr Rachel Kent from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London.
Most autistic people experience anxiety on a regular basis. Around eight out of ten will have symptoms of anxiety – and of these, three or four will have enough symptoms to be given a diagnosis of anxiety disorder.
Molehill Mountain allows you to track your worries and identify the situations that trigger your anxiety. Your daily check-ins are plotted on a chart which allows you to identify pattern and trends – and you can also display a previous check-in to help you identify recurring triggers for your anxiety.
Over time, you unlock tips that will help you to understand your anxiety and learn ways to manage it. The daily tips have been completely rewritten for this new version of Molehill Mountain. In addition, we have added dozens of extra mini-tips to cover many of the common causes of anxiety and stress in autistic people, such as hypersensitivity to noise, light and touch or difficulties with social situations and communication.
The app also has interactive CBT activities which you can use at any time. These draw upon well-established and clinically proven techniques and are designed to help you to recognise and overcome unhelpful patterns of thinking.
The development of Molehill Mountain has been supported by:
• The Maudsley Charity
• The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists’ Charity
• The Pixel Fund


Autistica is the UK’s national autism research charity. They exist to create breakthroughs that enable every autistic person to live a happy, healthy and long life. They do so by:
• Shaping and growing research across the UK
• Funding new and innovative research solutions
• Campaigning for better services and shaping national policy
• Sharing evidence-based tools, resources, and information

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London

King’s College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England. King’s has more than 31,000 students (including more than 12,800 postgraduates) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 8,500 staff.
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 outputs (top 1% citations) on mental health than any other centre (SciVal 2019) and on this metric we have risen from 16th (2014) to 4th (2019) in the world for highly cited neuroscience outputs. 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.

What’s New

Version 2.6.3

Resolved an issue with the sign-up functionality.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

Disappointed32134 ,

Great really helpful

I downloaded this app to use as something to track my daily anxiety, and to have a record to share during CBT therapy. It was recommended by a friend (from an Aspergers social/support group) and it’s so helpful, it was immediately helpful and I started to see what anxiety triggers were for me, I loved the daily tips and am using them. They have been great help while recovering from depression and anxiety.

A couple weeks in, the app updated and I lost all my logs, back to the start. So I was sad about that. The new layout is a bit harder for me to follow (not as simple) and the one thing I really miss is after logging a difficult day it used to ask me “What are you looking forward to?” just having those buttons with positive options was so so helpful - like it gave me a step forward, and reminded me tomorrow there will be something nice to aim for. In the update that’s gone.
The update does now allow log in to the journal entries more than once a day which is great and means I can access it to share in therapy.

Great app, thank you very much!

HsauvaKirvssubxst ,

Great tracker for Autistic people

I was recommended this app through Mental Health Access To Work. I was sceptical at first, and it took a little while to get into it. But I really like it now. It’s specifically for autistic people as you track your worries and concerns overtime, you can see the things that bother you the most. You can also see whether or not. It’s a general anxiety, a specific anxiety, sensory anxiety or a social anxiety. I actually found this quite helpful to break it down into the sections. Every now, and again you’ll unlock some extra learning/knowledge about autism and anxiety. I’m not sure if it’s anything new, but certainly a great reminder! (Poor memory!) There are specific breathing exercises, and a section where you can think about your worries, and then tap and lock them away… meh… I have written to Kings College, who are the creators of the app and made a number of suggestions for improvements. But for now I think it’s pretty good. I think generally it helps with self-awareness.

Buffalump ,

Dreadful app for anyone with ASD

As a person with ASD, I find the amount of typos in this app extremely irritating. I can’t see any modifications here for people with ASD. It says to log in once a day but is that as a minimum or should we log in regularly throughout the day if it’s supposed to be a journal? Lots of us with ASD have poor short-term memory and if I log in once a day it may be that at that time my anxiety is quite low but has been extremely earlier in the day. It’s not really keeping track of my anxiety throughout the day in that case. I often wake up with severe anxiety which can diminish as the day goes on or get even worse depending on multiple factors. Also, the fields for entering info are far too small meaning you can’t read what’s on the balloons. I don’t see the point of this app, I might as well just go back to using my online journal. I agree with previous posters that Autistica should not be promoting this app. It’s terrible for autistic people who need clear instructions and are often extremely irritated by typos.

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