Throughout the design and development process of the Mindshift app, we invited teens with anxiety into our office to conduct focus groups on every aspect of the app — from effectiveness and usability to general helpfulness. Feedback from real users allowed us to shape our app’s professionally recommended features in ways that would be well received by the young adults actually using them.
Our MindShift app has generated hundreds of thousands of downloads, hundreds of 5-star reviews, and enthusiastic acclaim from mental health professionals and organizations. News of the app’s success has been featured on news outlets like Good.is, Fox News and BuzzFeed, and discussed on the CBC radio program “On The Coast” with Stephen Quinn and the “Evening Rounds,” speaker series. Named the #1 mental health app on PsychCentral.com, Mindshift has helped teenagers across British Columbia to calm worries and make anxiety-ridden days feel more manageable.