UpLift - Depression & Anxiety 12+

Stressed, Sad, or Low Mood‪?‬

UpLift Health Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 318 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



UpLift is the first self-help app for depression and anxiety of its kind. It's based on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, tested, and shown to work.

"I have already had my eyes opened to so many new tools in only one forty minute session with the app."

"Thank you so much. I'm seriously about to cry because today's session was so important and useful to me."


A pilot study of 80 UpLift users showed that in just 1 month, those who stuck with the program had nearly a 50% reduction in depression scores that lasted, as well as a 37% reduction in anxiety scores. (1)

UpLift was developed by expert psychologists and leaders from the field of mobile mental health. It's based on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, which has been used to treat people with anxiety and depression for over 30 years.


UpLift provides you with 11 interactive psychology sessions that are around 45 minutes long each week. In the sessions, you'll be answering questions, doing self care exercises, and getting customized feedback and guidance to strengthen your well-being.

Here are some of the sessions you'll work through:

- The Emotional Equation
- Positive Activities
- Lies Depression Tells You
- Recognizing Thought Errors
- Confronting Thought Errors

After the sessions, you'll unlock tools in your toolbox.


UpLift includes a free Mood Journal, otherwise known as a mood diary. Use it to track your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, and watch your progress on your mood chart.


The toolbox contains tools that enable you to apply the skills you learn in the sessions to your daily life.

Here's a sample of some of the tools you'll unlock with UpLift:

- Problem Solver
- Daily Mood Tracking
- Trigger Plan
- Thought Errors
- Anger Management
- Goal Trainer
- Mood Boosters


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of psychotherapy based on the idea that modifying thought and behavior patterns was more important than understanding the psychological origins of behavior.

Because this type of counseling does not require the presence of a therapist, attempts were soon made to automate the process, first with “bibliotherapy” (CBT self-help books), and then with “CCBT,” or Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

UpLift is a new generation of CCBT (now called “iCBT”). UpLift uses our own proprietary programming technology to make it dynamic and responsive and modern UX design to make it a pleasure to use, while maintaining tried-and-proven CBT methods at it's heart.


UpLift is free to download and the first session is free of charge. You can unlock all of the sessions and the entire toolkit via an auto-renewing subscription with a 7 day free trial.

Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription of 1 year will automatically be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period at the same subscription length and price unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your subscription may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase.


Terms of Service: https://www.uplift.app/termsofuse

Privacy Policy: https://www.uplift.app/privacypolicy


Email - support@uplift.app
Facebook - www.facebook.com/UpLiftTheApp
Twitter - www.twitter.com/UpLiftTheApp

(1) - Liu, E., & Pluta, A., & Dobson, K. (2018, November). Pilot Study on UpLift – A Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Mobile App for Depression. Poster session presented at the 52nd Annual Convention for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Washington, D.C.

What’s New

Version 1.1.14

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
318 Ratings

318 Ratings

Veestah ,

It does so many things

Where can I begin with this app. I came into it skeptical, really. But after my first good long session? I was wowed at how seriously and how in depth UpLift tackles depression and anxiety. And gives you tools to combat it.

The price point was difficult for me; my mental health conditions leave me disabled so I’m on a fixed income. I was able to work something out with the team that we were both happy with, and I couldn’t have done it if they hadn’t been transparent in a reply to another review. This is a caring company that wants to genuinely help people improve their mental health.

So if you can, buy the sub, it’s worth it. You get real CBT lessons, mood boosters, a mood journal, a tool that tracks your triggers, and much more I haven’t unlocked yet!

If you have doubts, contact UpLift, they’ll happily talk to you about how it works and keeps working even after the last session.

Space your sessions out like you would normal therapy so you have time to do the homework they give you! Don’t worry, it’s good homework. :)

Try this app even if you’re skeptical like me. Be the end of the trial, you’ll love it or hate it. And I think you’ll love it if you’re really in need of a lift.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the kind words! We're so glad you're finding UpLift helpful.

kikireine ,

Finally - An app that gets it right!

I’ve used every CBT app on iOS. Uplift is different because it starts where someone would need to start. Also, it’s not predictable. There is structure built in in a linear way. So all you have to do is focus on the work and not the app. I hope they make more apps like this one. Well done! A+ (and that says a lot coming from me, trust me)

kiscawe ,

Intrusive, glib, and disregards input

This app is not designed for people who have problems that exist outside their own thoughts. It’s definitely not trauma-informed, and has no way to support people who try the exposure therapy it recommends. It doesn’t even have a way to determine what kinds of things a person is avoiding, yet still recommends exposure therapy.

The responses from the program are not help and disregard user’s answers.

I’m trying to live gracefully with a painful, degenerative illness.

This app is NOT:

-Trauma informed

-Considerate of people with disabilities or living with other extreme circumstances such as abuse, civil unrest, or poverty.

-Designed to give an appropriate response to input. Regardless of how you respond, it gives unhelpful prompts assuming your emotions are based on a “thought error.” Claims (sans source) that the majority of all low moods are based on thought errors. Based on what peer reviewed studies?

This app does:

-Make fun of you for having a low mood. It’s response to me feeling low today because I received devastating medical news was, “Did you call out of work today and stare at a piece of corn on the floor?” Then implored me to find the thought error on which my mood is based after I answered twice that my low mood is NOT based on a thought error.

-Continue sending prompts after I deleted the app.

App Privacy

The developer, UpLift Health Inc., 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:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Contact Info
  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Contact Info
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

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