In-depth reviews of the Melon app.

Clinical review

For COVID-19:

Reviewer: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, FRNZCGP
Date of review: April 2020
Comments: The Melon app is a very well fleshed out wellbeing app with a good community section, multimedia resources and other extras. The multiple active community support workers are a great resource to have in this app. The website advertises programmes for multiple long-term conditions such as diabetes and cancer. These were not available to Healthify for review, and only the free COVID-19 programme was reviewed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to anyone struggling psychologically during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: It is a New Zealand-based app.

User review

 Member of the public, NZ, June 2020 
Comments: Too many private identifying questions. Too long process to access non-private data. Lost interest before finished trying to sign up. 

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