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Jane Burns. DrugInfo seminar: Information and communication technology. 22 August 2011

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  • Jane Burns:Message is that there are opportunities for ALL from young people on work experience through to PhDs and ongoing professional development for the sector.
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  • Jane Burns:An example of what the CRC’s services could mean for a young person.Having a hard time and checks out what’s going on online – Google search refers them to a digital story. From there, linked to Online Wellbeing Centre where they post an Online Q&A. As a result of the Q&A, the young person contacts a headspace site and as part of their treatment they use a mood monitoring app on their phone.
  • Jane Burns:Message is that there are opportunities for ALL from young people on work experience through to PhDs and ongoing professional development for the sector.
  • Jane Burns:

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  • 1. Digital Resilience: A New Way of Thinking About the Prevention of Mental Health Problems
    Michelle Blanchard
    michelle@yawcrc.org.au
    Information and Communication Technologies Seminar, Melbourne 2011
    Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient
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  • 2. Presentation Overview
    The Challenge
    The Solution
    YAW-CRC
    Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient
    2
  • 3. The Challenge
    One in six 14 to 19 yr olds have used an illicit drug in last 12 months 1
    Young women are more likely to have used illicit drug than males1
    One in 3 (31%) young people aged 18-19 report having used at least one illicit drug in the previous 12 months 2
    Source: 1. AIHW (2008a) 2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: First Results, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra.
    2.ABS (2008) 4102.0 – Australian Social Trends, 2008, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra
    Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient
    3
  • 4. Presentation Overview
    Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient
    4
    The Challenge
    The Solution
    YAW-CRC
  • 5. Young people online activities
    headspace Survey: 2000 young people, 12-25; CATI
    • 77% of young people use the internet to connect with other young people
    • 6. 39% use the internet to seek information about a mental health problem
    • 7. “question and answer” forums and email should be included in an e-mental health platform
    Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient
    5
  • 8. Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient
    6
    Technology: How do young people use it?
    The Internet
    Mobile Phones
    95% of Young Australians use the internet on a regular basis
    Social Networking has changed the way young people interact
    Smart phones
    Applications
    Virtual Worlds and Gaming
    National Broadband Network
    Second Life
    Gaming
    Connecting Australia
    Highway in search of a car
  • 9. The future of help seeking
    “What do you do when a friend is contemplating suicide? Doug didn’t know.
    So he did what millions of people world-wide do every day when seeking advice, answers and just about everything else. Doug turned to the universal source of information: Google”
    Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient
    7
  • 10. Presentation Overview
    The Challenge
    The Solution
    YAW-CRC
    Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient
    8
  • 11. YAW-CRC Total Value & Overview
    Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient
    9
    What we bring:
    70 Australian & International Cross-Sectoral Partnerships.
    Technology solutions.
    Significant reach & impact.
    World class science & leadership.
    The Challenge:$48.6bn. 1m Young Australians.
    Cash
    $109.8m
    In-kind
    The Legacy:AnInternational Research Institute changing lives worldwide
    CRC grant =
    YAW-CRC Total Value
    $6.7m
    $75.6m
    $27.5m
  • 12. Success: Research to Utilisation Case study:What YAW-CRC will meanfor a young person
    Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient
    10
    Online Wellbeing Centre
    YouTube:
    Digital Story
    E-mental health clinic
    Mood Monitoring
    Online Q&A
  • 13. DigiEd: Education & TrainingWorkforceskilled to utilise the CRC’s outputs via YAW-NET
    Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient
    11
    Young People & High School
    University
    25 PhDs across disciplines
    30 Honours students
    300 formal internships at participant organisations
    Workforce
    YAW-NET
    Online seminars
    Face to face workshops
    900 health professionals & educators trained
    15 Hopkins international travelling fellowships
    500 Community Organisations
    600+ parent & community members trained
  • 14. YAW-NET members have access to:
    Cutting edge research,
    New education and training programs
    Evidence-based programs and services which can be adapted and utilised in their local communities.
    Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient
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    YAW-NET: The Youth and Wellbeing Network
    • Opportunity to become a ‘best practice’ site where new initiatives are developed and trialed
    Interested? Register online at www.yawcrc.org.au
  • 15. Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient
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    Our mission:To enable all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient