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DrugInfo seminar: Digital resilience: A new way of thinking about the prevention of mental health problems

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

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
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    • 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
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    • 4. Presentation Overview
      Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient
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      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
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    • 8. Enabling all young Australians to grow up safe, happy, healthy and resilient
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      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
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    • 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
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      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
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      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
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      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

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