Superu’s latest What Works publication, called ‘Going Digital’, looks at how digital tools might be used by and for young people (aged under 25 years) to provide user-centred wellbeing support services in safe, effective and engaging ways. While our focus is on youth mental health, we note developments in online parenting support tools too.
Our aim is to share what works, and help programme developers, policymakers, providers and funders to make evidence-based decisions when they are looking to harness the potential of technology to deliver services.
Dr Theresa Fleming, Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Werry Centre, University of Auckland, and a co-creator of SPARX, a web-based game to help teens who are down, depressed or stressed
Dr Monique Faleafa, CE of Le Va, a Pasifika-focused NGO which developed Aunty Dee, an online wellbeing tool that helps young people work through personal problems
Jackie Riach, is the manager of Triple P NZ and she is responsible for the dissemination of the Triple P programs in NZ, including the new online version of the program for parents. Jackie is a Triple P trainer and senior psychologist who delivers clinical services for families in the Auckland region.
The seminar is just the start of the conversation about this issue and we’re keen to hear from you, especially if you work in this area. Please contact: Sarah.Powell@superu.govt.nz