Bite Back

An online, self-guided program, for youth (aged 13–16 years old) to help promote mental wellbeing and prevent or manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Bite Back By Black Dog Institute
  • Interactive activities
  • Education and information
  • Diary
  • Tracking
  • Reminders
  • Goal setting 

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Country of origin  Australia 
Clinical review 

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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? Yes
  • require a login? Yes
  • have password protection? Yes
  • have a privacy policy? Yes
  • require internet access? Yes
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Cost Free
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What does the online program do?

Bite Back is a self-guided online wellbeing and resilience program for young people aged 13-16 years old. Bite Back uses a combination of fun, interactive activities, quizzes, animations and information across 9 positive psychology areas including gratitude, optimism, flow, meaning, hope, mindfulness, character strengths, healthy lifestyle and positive relationships. It provides information about the benefits of increasing wellbeing, strategies to develop skills in each of the positive psychology domains and links to other relevant resources.

For the complete app description, go to the app website(external link) and for a more detailed review, see Reviews. 


✔ Quick, engaging 10 minute modules that can be completed on PC and mobile devices.

✔ The theme and language is suitable for the target age bracket of 13–16 years.

✔ The modules and recommendations are based on evidence based practice.

✘  Does not come in as a dedicated iOS/android app, however the website can be accessed through mobile devices and works well through a browser (eg, Chrome).

Review details

Date of review: October 2021
Platform reviewed: Website 


Related topics

Mental health and wellbeing apps (for teenagers and young people)
NZ Health App Library
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Clinicians guide: how to choose a health app

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Reviewed by: Dr Peter Ou, GP, FRNZCGP, Auckland

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