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About MoodMission

MoodMission is an app for low moods and anxious feelings that teaches users new and better ways of coping by suggesting ‘missions’, which are short, easily achievable coping strategies. Based in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based psychological therapies, the app learns a user’s unique coping style and tailors future mission suggestions based on past successes.

Tailored workshops and presentations can be arranged for MoodMission personnel to visit organisations and practices where service providers can learn about how to best use MoodMission with their patients/clientele/consumers. For enquiries, visit

Who is MoodMission for?

MoodMission is for use with people of all ages, with a focus on late adolescence and early adulthood, and all mental health statuses – not just those with a clinically diagnosed issue.

Is there a cost to use MoodMission?

No, the app is free to download.

How to access MoodMission’s services

MoodMission can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

MoodMission Research and Evaluation

Surveys for data collection and outcome research are built in to MoodMission. Users complete measures of anxiety, depression, positive well-being, emotional self-awareness, mental health literacy, and coping self-efficacy at the start of use and 30 days after. Doctoral papers investigating this data are planned for publication later in 2016.

A randomised controlled trial is planned for MoodMission in August 2016. MoodMission will be compared against two other mental health apps and a waitlist control condition on the measures listed above. This is planned for publication in early 2017.

MoodMission is built using evidence-based principles developed in a recent literature review (see the citation below).

Bakker, D. R., Kazantzis, N., Rickwood, D., & Rickard, N. (2016). Mental health smartphone apps: Review and evidence-based recommendations for future developments. JMIR Mental Health, 3, e7.