** Winner of Best App for Social Change ** — 2023 Indigo Design Awards
Introducing Headstrong - your pocket-sized personal guide to mental wellbeing, crafted especially for New Zealand's secondary school students. Our mission is to help you build resilience, foster a positive mindset, and navigate life's challenges with confidence.
Professional Support: Utilise a powerful conversational interface to access mentorship and support, anytime.
Interactive Learning: Engage with informative stories, motivational whakatauki (proverbs), audio tracks, infographics, mini games, and more.
Culturally Responsive: Grounded in Māori, Pacific, and Western science, Headstrong provides a holistic approach to mental well-being.
Safe & Secure: Your data is safe, secure, and anonymised.
100% Free: Headstrong is available completely free-of-charge. No ads. No in-app purchases.
Conceived by young minds and bolstered by a team of experts from the University of Auckland, Headstrong is a FREE, science-based app delivering a unique combination of culturally responsive cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), positive psychology, mindfulness, interpersonal skills, and substance use harm-minimisation strategies - all grounded in Māori, Pacific and Western science.
With guidance from youth mental health experts from the University of Auckland, Headstrong continually refines its features based on user feedback, ensuring it continues to deliver a positive impact on young lives.
“This app understands me. It's like a friend who always knows what to say.” - Headstrong User, Christchurch
“This level of support is invaluable during tough times. Headstrong has been a game-changer for me.” - Headstrong User, Wellington
“Headstrong is like a beacon in the storm - guiding me through life's challenges." - Headstrong User, Auckland
Join Headstrong today!
Download the free app, start your journey to a nourished mind, and experience the benefits for yourself.
1. Adding a new course - ChangeIt! (in beta)
2. Adding user prompt to suggest upgrading to the latest Headstrong app version when starting a new course which is in beta
Ratings and Reviews
This is been so amazing for improving my mental health!
I hated this
If you need someone to talk to this is not it. The responses are relevant to what you type and the air robots come off as condescending. If you a wee bit stressed it might be okay but if you have serious mental health issues and you are looking for help. Skip this, such a waste of time
I’ve enjoyed using this
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The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:
- Contact Info
- Usage Data
- Other Data
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- Kekeno Tech Ltd
- 48.7 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
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