Youth Wellbeing

There is little doubt about technologies’ potential to disrupt and transform adolescent mental health, however, we still have some way to go before we realize this potential and progress will require global action. This opinion piece discusses current solutions and their performance, and suggestsions for future directions.
Read the original article by Orygen here.   A guide to how parents and carers can help young people communicate safely online about suicide is now available in 11 languages.   The #chatsafe for parents and carers guide recognises that many young…
It was research that drove the need, but audience feedback that has steered the design and content of the Raising Healthy Minds app – a new, free digital tool to help Australian parents, carers and practitioners working with children to……
It has been estimated that approximately 10%-20% of children and young people worldwide experience mental health problems, making it one of the leading causes of disability in this population. Addressing the rising number of mental health problems in young people is a major public health concern.
Like it or not, young people use social media all the time to talk about suicide-related thoughts, feelings and behaviours, says creator of #chatsafe, Orygen’s Head of Suicide Prevention Research, Associate Professor Jo Robinson.   “It’s really challenging, because although……
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…
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…
  At one point last year, high schooler Rasha Alqahtani had finals coming up and 35 Zoom calls booked. To manage her busy schedule, she had duplicate calendars—one on Google Calendar, the other printed and placed behind her laptop, so…
Image: 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…
  An innovative and award-winning program developed in Newfoundland and Labrador, Bridge the gapp, was featured on June 9th 2021 in a national podcast series that presents innovative mental health programs across Canada.   About the Promising Practises podcast   The Promising Practices podcast was…

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