This group builds and tests web and mobile phone applications as interventions to lower depression, lower suicide risk and promote well-being.


Black Dog Snapshot

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


Healthy Thinking Trial

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



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



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



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



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

"The Internet offers unprecedented opportunities to recruit individuals to research trials (a major problem given the low base rate), and to disseminate interventions if these are found to be effective. Moreover, individuals at risk of suicide are proportionately more likely to be online compared to non-suicidal individuals and also most are unlikely to seek help."

− Helen Christensen, Executive Director, Black Dog Institute

"Apps can provide the means to overcome several barriers to help seeking, including cost, poor access to mental health services, fears about anonymity and stigma (the ‘shame factor’)."

− Dr Fiona Shand, Research Fellow, Black Dog Institute, UNSW