This project aims to see if an online mental health tool (named Healthy Mind) designed for people with an intellectual disability (ID) can help young Australians living with an ID to reduce their levels of anxiety and depression while improving their day-to-day well-being. The project also aims to examine if Healthy Mind can help support the mental health of young Australians with an ID as they experience a stressful life transition, such as moving out of home or starting their first job.
Healthy Mind is an automated online cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) program developed by the Black Dog Institute in consultation with clinicians, researchers and people living with an ID. Healthy Mind takes some key aspects of CBT and translates them into accessible and engaging tools that can be used on any internet-connected device.
Co-Investigators: A/Professor Josephine Anderson, Professor Julian Trollor & Professor Helen Christensen