Category: Youth Wellbeing

Data Protection Is a Mental Health Issue For Young People

In 2018, a Melbourne high school mistakenly released the personal digital records of hundreds of students. Among the records were details of students’ “mental health conditions, medications, learning and behavioural difficulties”. This was bad enough but globally breaches of privacy like

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Finding Hope: Indigenous Youth Action Plan

Kids Help Phone’s Indigenous Advisory Council has challenged Kids Help Phone to achieve seven ambitious goals through the implementation of Finding Hope: Kids Help Phone’s Action Plan for Supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young People. The goals of their

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MOST: Moderated Online Social Therapy

MOST Clinician Winn accesses the platform from her mobile/cell phone In many parts of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed growing and greater pressures on the mental health of young people and the services designed to support them. Young

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Predictive Analytics Tool Accurately Assesses Teen Suicide Risk

Source: www.c4tbh.org Using predictive analytics algorithms, a universal screening tool can accurately determine an adolescent’s suicide risk and alert providers of which patients are in need of follow-up interventions, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry… Researchers set out to develop a personalized

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‘Creating Spaces for Children and Young People’s Voices in Mental Health Research and Services During a Pandemic’

In their blog, Dr Aislinn Bergin and Dr Joanna Lockwood from MindTech (UK) discuss how they have been working with mental health and addiction service Samaritans to involve young people in developing and producing guidelines for safe online conversations around suicide and self-harm. Face-to-face workshops for

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