Molehill Mountain

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About this app

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.
Updated on
Dec 15, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App info and performance and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

223 reviews
Victoria W.
January 18, 2022
Decent app so far. Not really sure what the point is. The "how does that make you feel" follow-up questions fill me with rage. There's nothing to do but check in. Like others I get angry when overwhelmed not "anxious" and a lot of the q's felt patronizing and unproducitve. I thought this app would help with grounding but there's nothing to help with that, just tracking. I skipped thru the tips because they aren't relevant.
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Alexia Prilipceanu
August 25, 2021
look, the app has potential. i love the interface and the worry mountain idea. HOWEVER. I feel like only tracking anxiety is a huge downside. For me and the way i experience asd, the most prominent emotion is actually anger. So, bottom line, it just needs more options. Edit: unlocking things gradually is not a good thing. I need to be able to choose what I need support with, and withholding information is just... not helping.
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Genevieve Ray
April 30, 2023
Molehill's research shows in it's programming. It's gently designed, calming and non-intrusive. The language in the app is simplified to be accessible. Also unlocking content slowly let's readers of all abilities take their time with materials. Maximus suggested it to me. It would be good to have a slightly older focused version with considerations for overwhelm due to growing life responsibilities. I have suggested it to my friends with older children on the Spectrum
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What's new

Molehill Mountain is now optimized for the latest android versions, leveraging the latest features, improvements, and security enhancements introduced in this release. Also Includes Fixes