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The efficacy of a text messaging intervention for anxiety and depression among young people

One of Engage Aotearoa’s recovery resources, the Small Victories challenge, was included in the pilot of a text-messaging programme for young people with depression and anxiety at Youthline. The results of the evaluation were published last year in the Children and Youth Services Review. Abstract Background: Depression and anxiety are among Read more →

Teen Recovery Website: By Youth for Youth

A young woman in Wellington with lived experience of recovery has created a website to help other teens on their road to recovery from mental-health issues. Verity, the creator of the site, writes “It started off just being a resource for my friends at the unit to use. I had Read more →

SPARX e-Therapy Game goes Live

SPARX is an online e-therapy tool provided by the University of Auckland, as an initiative of the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project. SPARX helps young people learn skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed.  The effectiveness of SPARX has been proven to be as good as standard Read more →