Aunty Dee

A New Zealand based wellbeing tool to help people cope with stressful life experiences through support with problem solving.
 Aunty Dee  By Le Va
This is an online tool that helps you to problem solve. It's called a self-help tool because using simple steps it helps you generate ideas and find a solution to your problem.

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New Zealand

Clinical review

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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? Yes
  • require a login? No
  • have password protection? Yes
  • have a privacy policy? Yes
  • require internet access? Yes
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Cost Free

What does the tool do?

Aunty Dee is a free online tool that can be accessed on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. The tool aims to help people work through a problem or problems. By encouraging users to think about, reflect and explore their problems in a structured way, users can proactively find solutions to their problems and then act. Although anyone can use the tool, it is aimed at Pasifika and Māori young people aged 14–25 years. The website also has a library of tips and tricks for some common problems such as trouble sleeping or problems with relationships, friends, health and school. For the complete description, go to the Aunty Dee website(external link) and for a detailed review, see Reviews.


✔ Easy to use.

✔ Uses well known cognitive behavioural therapy strategy to help users solve their problems.

✔ Known to enhance mood.

✔ Attractive and engaging format.

✔ Users develop their own solutions rather than being given ideas by website.

✔ Can send solutions to self via e-mail to remind self to follow through with plan.

✔ Designed with Pasifika youth in mind but accessible and useful for all ages and ethnicities.

✔ Website contains other helpful advice including detailed information on how to get further help.

✔ Link to live online chat with a counsellor is available on website.

✘ Written format may not appeal to all users. Success depends on willingness to engage with reading and writing responses.

Review details

Date of review: March 2022
Platform reviewed: Website



Aunty Dee information sheet(external link) Le Va, NZ


Aunty Dee interactive tool – LeVa, NZ(external link)

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Reviewed by: Kris Garstang, Clinical Psychologist, Life Mind Psychology

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