Aotearoa New Zealand mental health and wellbeing apps

The following mental health and wellbeing apps have been developed in Aotearoa for a New Zealand audience.

App Features Clinical review

Āio Māori

  • Meditation app based on Māori teachings
  • Free version of the app comprises 6 basic videos
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: Free – basic (comprises 6 videos); paid upgrade to access more videos (NZD 12.99 per month)
  • Read more about Āio Māori
In progress
All Right?


  • Developed in conjunction with the Canterbury District Health Board, Mental Health Foundation and Healthy Christchurch
  • Based on the Mental Health Foundation's Five Ways to Wellbeing
  • Available from Google Play
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about All Right?
In progress
Aroha Chatbot

  • A chatbot for young people (13–24 years old) to help them manage their worries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Aroha chatbot
Aunty Dee

  • A wellbeing tool to help people cope with stressful life experiences through support with problem solving.
  • Although anyone can use the tool, it is aimed at young Māori and Pasifika people aged 14-25 years. 
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Aunty Dee
 
Groov


  • An app to improve mood, manage anxiety and stress, and maintain overall wellbeing.
  • Available in App Store and Google Play
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Groov
 
Headspace

  • An app for people who want to learn and practice meditation.
  • Available in App Store and Google Play
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Headspace
 
Just a Thought







  • A self-guided internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programme for generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and depression
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Just a Thought
The clinical score depends on the context in which Just a Thought is used.

If guided by a relevant health professional:




If you use this on your own without a health provider:

Manaaki Ora


  • Provides guidance and self-help tips for improving well-being.
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Manaaki Ora
Melon


  • A health and wellness app with a variety of programmes and features (tracks sleep, activity, feelings).
  • Has a shared community and personal coach
  • Available in App Store and Google Play
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Melon
 
Positively Pregnant


  • An app for women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, who want tools for managing stress and maintaining wellbeing during pregnancy and in the transition to parenthood.
  • Available in Google Play
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Positively Pregnant
 
SPARX


  • An online programme for young people (12–19 years) with depression, anxiety and stress.
  • Teaches CBT techniques and self-help skills
  • Available in App Store and Google Play
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about SPARX
 
Thinkladder


  • An app to help people cope with depression and anxiety.
  • Teaches CBT techniques and self-help skills
  • Available in App Store and Google Play
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Thinkladder
 

Whitu 7 Ways in 7 Days 

  • A 7 day plan to provide young people, aged 16–25 years, with strategies to reduce their anxiety and improve their well-being
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Free
  • Read more about Whitu 7 Ways in 7 Days
Credits: Health Navigator Editorial Team.