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BITE BACK is the very first online positive psychology program designed to improve the overall wellbeing of young Australians between 13 and 16 years old. </p><p><a href="https://www.biteback.org.au/"; target='_blank'><strong>Visit BITE BACK website</strong></a></p>
myCompass is free online, interactive self-help program. myCompass is designed to address mild to-moderate symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression through personalised treatments delivered entirely online.
A mobile-based app designed for Australian adults to help monitor and manage their depression or anxiety discreetly.
This service delivery project is evaluating the acceptability and feasibility of the Stepped Care Service to Primary Health Network staff, general practitioners, their patients, and practice staff in urban, regional and rural general practices.
SPARK is an inspiring positive psychology mobile application currently in development that can help you discover your core values and learn how to improve your wellbeing by living authentically to these values.
SPARK can greatly increase your happiness and wellbeing, build your resilience, deepen your social connections and ultimately transform your life.
Using SMS technology and social media, SPARK connects you to your values, and also to like-minded people so together you can help each other to achieve personal goals.
iBobbly is the world’s first suicide prevention app designed for young Indigenous Australians that delivers treatment-based therapy in a culturally relevant way. Suicide rates in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are among the highest in the world. However, existing interventions and treatments have only demonstrated limited success in addressing this concerning issue.
An interactive mobile app designed to help young people improve their sleep that is currently being tested.
SHUTi is an internet based self-help program for people with insomnia that clinical trials have also found to reduce depression and anxiety symptoms.</p><p><a href="https://sites.fastspring.com/shuti/instant/blackdoginstitute?coupon=BLACKDOG&source=blackdoginstitute"; target='_blank'><strong>Sign up with SHUTi</strong></a></p>
We Feel is a project examining whether social media, specifically Twitter, can provide an accurate, realtime signal of the world's emotional state.</p><p><a href="http://wefeel.csiro.au/#/"; target='_blank'><strong>View We Feel project</strong></a></p>
This study aimed to determine whether suicide-related Twitter posts could be classified as ‘strongly concerning’ based solely on the content of the post, as judged by human coders.
This Trial for the Prevention of Depression (TriPoD) investigates the effectiveness of a universal prevention intervention for Major Depression Disorder (MDD) in adolescence prior to a major stressor.
The Healthy Thinking Trial aims to test the effectiveness of a web-based self-help program for people with suicidal thoughts.
This world-first project aims to use mobile sensor technology to reduce social isolation among young people. Using Bluetooth, this app will track social interactions, detect social withdrawal, facilitate connections and provide mental health advice as required. Social isolation is strongly associated with poor mental health and suicide.
In this study, we profile users’ mental health by harnessing novel machine learning based analyses of social media conversations.
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