COVID-19 apps

New Zealand based apps to support you during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact tracing app

App Features
NZ COVID Tracer app

  • Digital diary of the places you visit
  • Scans QR codes
  • Registers contact information
  • Available from Google Play and App Store
  • Free
  • Read more about NZ COVID Tracer app

Apps to support your mental health and wellbeing

COVID-19 and the impact on New Zealand is unknown territory for all of us. It is perfectly normal to feel worried, concerned and anxious when in a global pandemic. The following are New Zealand based apps designed to support your mental health and well being during these challenging times.

App Features Clinical score
Melon app

  • A health and wellness app with a variety of programmes. This review is of the COVID-19 programme.
  • Available from Google Play and App Store
  • Free
  • Read more about Melon app
Aroha chatbot

  • A Facebook Messenger chatbot to guide young people through some activities to help them cope with the  COVID-19 pandemic
  • Web-based
  • Free
  • Read more about Aroha chatbot

  • An app to help New Zealanders cope with COVID-19 by coaching them in mental wellbeing
  • Available from Google Play and Apple
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Mentemia
Staying on Track

  • An online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) course covering a variety of CBT tools within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Web-based
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Staying on Track

The clinical score depends on the context in which Staying on Track is used.

If guided by a relevant health professional with phone or email follow up, or self-guided for highly motivated patients:

If you use this on your own without a health provider, studies show fewer people complete the full course (although completing even one session could be helpful) so the score is lower:

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Credits: Health Navigator Editorial Team. Last reviewed: 17 Apr 2020