Molehill Mountain 12+

Autistica & King's College London

    • 4.7 • 47 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

- Added notification badge to the app icon.
- Text changes on notifications.
- In-app settings changes and improvements.

Delete account:
- In-app option to revoke social login tokens.
- Delete account option added to settings.
- New flow for deleting account.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

MMM...GGG... ,

Removes social anxiety barrier of talking with a therapist. Excellent!

I’m an autistic woman who was diagnosed at age 28. My anxiety has been lifelong, and in my late 20s, was debilitating enough to go to a therapist. (My therapist was the one who clued me into autism.) Therapy didn’t last long, because I feel heightened anxiety whenever there is another person in the room. Given my barrier to therapy, this Molehill Mountain app is an incredibly valuable resource to me. Thank you to the creators and researchers behind it!

22Jurij ,


Overall this app has been helpful but there are a few things about it that I had concerns with, I'll put those after the main review. ✌️

Having an app that centers on autism and allows you to express things in autistic terms takes out a lot of the frustration i was feeling with other apps, The feeling of "no, that's not quite it, I'm being misunderstood here/this is not suited to my needs", which is great! That's maybe the biggest draw of this app for me.


First being that you get one check in and cannot alter it. I found myself concerned that I'd have a worry to log after the check in time, or that i'd forget a worry earlier in the day and not be accurately logging my anxiety.

Second, the worry graph. It doesn't seem to make sense. The description provided doesn't clarify what the two colors actually mean, or what they correspond to, and there is an additional bar for my anxieties tomorrow? As in, a day in the future? That I have not logged yet? And it is always very high compared to the others? I'm not sure what to make of this.

I'm aware these are nitpicky, but they're negatively impacting my experience so I thought I'd share.

1648284 ,

Hate the new changes

I find it overwhelming and more inaccessible now with all these added features. I don’t even know how to use it anymore and I can’t figure out how to change me worried. I hate graphs as a disabled person. I hate scales. There are too many questions to the point that I don’t know what to put where anymore. I think it needs to be simplified again. The breathing is good and I like the layout of the old tips better, but it’s actually distressing that if I don’t stick to a schedule I don’t get to read the new tip. I hate that.

App Privacy

The developer, Autistica & King's College London, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contacts
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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