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An On-Line Forum to Support Families with Mental Health Problems

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Presented by Emma Dore
Supporting Families in Mental Illness Auckland
School of Nursing, University of Auckland

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An On-Line Forum to Support Families with Mental Health Problems

  1. 1. An On-Line Forum to Support Families with Mental Health Problems The University of Auckland School of Nursing and Supporting Families in Mental Illness Auckland
  2. 2. Co-Authors • Emma Doré – SF Auckland. • Michelle Honey & Michele Yeoman – University of Auckland School of Nursing • 3rd Year Students -Charlotte Young, Emi McGivern, Nicholas McIntosh
  3. 3. A Bit About Families… Supporting someone you love affected by mental illness can negatively impact on your: • Social activities and relationships • Personal health and wellbeing • Employment • Family relationships • Finances
  4. 4. Why Digital Services? • High social media use in NZ • Can be a platform to promote and improve health • Enables conversation topics which can be hard face to face. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zy3qTKMQzs
  5. 5. A Light Bulb Moment • Our customers are the most diverse population we are likely to ever encounter with regard to technology. • OMG! Baby Boomers are still running the show. • Move Over Generation X, the Y’s and Z’s can take it from here.
  6. 6. Integrating Our Values with New Technology • On-line solutions to increase access and equity to off-line services • Promoting “real time” connectivity • Avoiding the technology trap – put people first.

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