Research studies for young people
We are seeking young people to participate in our research studies. Our studies need young people that can help us develop apps and e-mental health solutions to improve your mental health. You can also help our researchers better understand what we can do to improve your mental health and wellbeing.
Harnessing science to create a brighter future for young people
Dr. Aliza Werner-Seidler
The Future Proofing Study aims to prevent depression and anxiety in young people using digital interventions. This ground-breaking initiative will engage 20,000 Year 8 students and follow them over a 5-year period.
Chief Investigator: Dr Aliza Werner-Seidler
We have developed a sleep app specifically for young people, which teaches evidence-based, cognitive behavioural strategies in a fun and interactive way. Previous studies have shown positive results. We are now planning a large trial to see how it impacts on a range of outcomes including mood, worry, fatigue, and general health.
Assessing the informational and decision-support needs of people with problematic alcohol use and depression
Chief Investigator: Dr Alana Fisher
Have you had to decide on early interventions and treatments for your problematic alcohol use AND depression? Researchers are assessing the unmet needs for information and decision-making support amongst people with problematic alcohol use and comorbid depression.
Chief Invesitgator: Scientia Professor Helen Christensen
From 2019, the Black Dog Institute will lead Australia’s largest ever clinical trial into the effectiveness of mental health apps for preventing depression in adolescents.
Register your school's interest for the research trial