Improving mental health
through technology

Delivering evidence-based treatment for individuals with
anxiety, depression or at risk of suicide

Developing Web
and Mobile Phone Apps

Providing accessible and anonymous self-help materials
for all to use, regardless of location

Harnessing
Social Media

Gaining real-time insight into the emotional state
of individuals and communities

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Black Dog Snapshot

A free mobile phone app that helps you to keep track of your mental wellbeing.

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The TriPoD Project

Investigates the effectiveness of a universal prevention intervention for major depression disorder in adolescence prior to a major stressor.

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Healthy Thinking Trial

Aims to test the effectiveness of a web-based self-help program for people with suicidal thoughts.

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myCompass

An online, interactive self-help program for people experiencing mild-to-moderate symptoms of stress, anxiety and/or depression.

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Staying Connected

Using mobile sensor technology to reduce social isolation among young people.

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Spark

A positive psychology mobile app designed to build resilience, increase well-being and deepen social connections.

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iBobbly

World’s first suicide prevention app designed especially for use by Indigenous youth.

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BITE BACK

Online program for young Australians aged 12 to 18 - helping them to amplify the good things in life.

Mobile and Online Interventions

Interventions to lower depression, lower suicide risk and promote well being.  The group builds and tests web and mobile phone applications for mental health.

Social Media
Tracking

Researchers are interested in establishing the validity of social media as an indicator of mental health risk.

Mobiles as Pervasive Devices

Using the interconnectivity and sensors on mobiles to measure mental health, and online and offline connectivity to other phones and people.

Prevention Programs in Schools

Through games, apps and websites at appropriate transitions. Collating information to develop a rich data set for the future.

Digital Dog

RESEARCH

A research group within the Black Dog Insitute

FUNDING

Established by the Australian Government through the
NHMRC John Cade Fellowship
to Professor Helen Christensen

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"Social media provides an extraordinary opportunity to identify individuals at risk of developing depression, anxiety and suicide or those at risk of relapse, using data that they generate ‘naturally’."

− We Feel project: Mapping emotion on Twitter
Professor Helen Christensen

Why Digital Dog?

Dr. Mark Larsen

Staying Connected

Dr. Yael Perry

Tripod

Dr. Bridianne O’Dea

Classifying Concerning Tweets

Dr. Janine Clarke

My Compass

Harnessing Technology for Behavioural Change

 Why Digital Dog?   Our Programs