Headstrong: Nourish Your Mind 12+

Your Mindfulness Coach

Kekeno Tech Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings
    • Free



** 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.

Why Headstrong?

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.

More Information:

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.

User Reviews:

“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.

What’s New

Version 4.20.0

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

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Pretzellord ,


This is been so amazing for improving my mental health!

Couetenaymersa ,

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

😎🐨🎄 ,

Such fun

I’ve enjoyed using this

App Privacy

The developer, Kekeno Tech Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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