Research studies for young people
We are seeking young people to participate in our research studies. Our studies need young people that can help us develop apps and e-mental health solutions to improve your mental health. You can also help our researchers better understand what we can do to improve your mental health and wellbeing.
Harnessing science to create a brighter future for young people
Chief Investigators: Dr. Aliza Werner-Seidler
The Future Proofing Study aims to prevent depression and anxiety in young people using digital interventions. This ground-breaking initiative will engage 20,000 Year 8 students and follow them over a 5-year period.
Chief investigator: Ally Nicolopoulos
When someone makes an attempt on their own life, the most accurate explanation as to 'why' will always come from the person who experienced it.
This study allows young people the opportunity to tell their own story… in their own words.
Using YouTube to deliver mental health screening
Chief Investigator: Dr Kit Huckvale
Too often, young people deal with problems in silence. With new technology – and the help of people like you – we’re hoping to change that. Our research is exploring different ways in which we could use YouTube for better mental health.Find out more
Chief Investigator: Professor Philip Mitchell
When someone dies adolescents are often among the bereaved. However, most research and most of the support programs available are focused on adult populations. As such, the impact of suicide or other types of death on adolescents is still poorly understood. With the current study, we want to learn about grief in adolescents, and how we can better help bereaved adolescents.
Chief Investigator: Dr Aliza Werner-Seidler
Many teenagers experience difficulties falling or staying asleep. Most get less than the recommended 8-10 hours of sleep each night.
We are currently trialing the Sleep Ninja app developed by the Black Dog Institute to find out if a mobile phone app can help improve sleep in young people.
Chief Invesitgator: Scientia Professor Helen Christensen
From 2019, the Black Dog Institute will lead Australia’s largest ever clinical trial into the effectiveness of mental health apps for preventing depression in adolescents.
Register your school's interest for the research trial