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
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
 
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
 
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
 
Mentemia


  • An app with tools to learn how to be and stay well, including how to deal with common stressors (such as poor sleep, anxiety and stress).
  • Available in App Store and Google Play
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Mentemia
 
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
 


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