Do you have a
fear of needles?

If you have a fear of needles and are located in Canterbury, New Zealand, there is a tailored 6-week programme available to you through a collaboration between several Canterbury organisations.


This self-help treatment is using Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) and has just been through a clinical trial with the University of Otago.

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The virtual reality content has been filmed in Christchurch, so when you're ready to get your vaccine, you'll be familiar with the Orchard Road vaccination clinic. For extra support, we will also provide you with educational materials created specifically for this purpose by local clinical psychologists.

The oVRcome VR headset comes free with every subscription. Additionally, as part of the treatment programme, you'll receive a pack of lancets, wipes and syringes to further aid the process of at-home exposure.

What's included?


oVRcome Headset 

Our official virtual reality headset - yours to keep 


See your progress

Overcome various scenarios and
difficulty levels


Complete program

Access all content and VR simulations

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Needle pack

Included in every package along with the headset  


Full VR library

Experience exclusive full-immersion environments

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Educational videos

Additional content provided by psychologists

Recent Media Coverage

Trusted by people who know what you're going through

"Needle simulation was amazing. Going through the needle exposure was really helpful, particularly when you lightly apply a pen at the same time to simulate a real feeling!"

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"It has helped me so much. After delaying watching the blood test exposure. I soon realized the actual procedure was not as bad as the images I had in my head – which were feeding my anxiety. I am so much more relaxed about the potential of a future blood test. Thanks again – it has made a huge difference to my life."

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"Just thought I'd let you know that on the 14th of October I managed to get my covid19 vaccination. Your app has helped me so much with my phobia. Thank you so much for your awesome app"

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The oVRcome program


Learn powerful skills to fight Trypanophobia

oVRcome teaches you how to manage anxiety from trypanophobia with psychoeducation audio lessons. Then, it puts you in virtual reality environments to practice your new skills with gradual exposure to your fears.

Get Started





Register, and purchase the subsidised fear of needles program below:

You will receive an email with full instructions including a link to download the oVRcome app. 

Your GP will be notified that you have started the programme.



The package including headset will arrive within 2 business days to your residential address in Canterbury. 


The oVRcome VR Headset is included

oVRcome's official VR headset is included in the price of the program. It is compatible with most smartphones 4.7" - 6.0" and can be worn with glasses.

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Access a range
of exclusive environments

oVRcome has an extensive library of environments filmed in Canterbury such as the Orchard Road Vaccination Clinc for your exposure therapy. 

Trusted by many clinics and organisations including:

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