Webinar 68 – Smartphone apps for depression and anxiety in young people

Webinar 68 – Smartphone apps for depression and anxiety in young people

Black Dog Institute Webinar

Sydney, NSW

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

21 March 2024

Black Dog Institute


Black Dog Institute
(02) 9382 4530

While there is concern that excess screentime may impact young people’s mental health, smartphone technology can also provide a gateway to providing critical support in daily life. Join Dr Imogen Bell, NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow and Psychologist at Orygen Digital, as she summarises the research into smartphone interventions for depression and anxiety in young people, including what apps are currently available and considerations for their use in everyday clinical practice. She will also highlight some of the promising innovations, including the artificial intelligence, research into the effectiveness of transdiagnostic apps, and the development of new transdiagnostic app, Mello.

Presenter: Dr Imogen Bell

Dr Bell is an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow at Orygen, the Centre for Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne. She oversees a program of research on the development, evaluation, and implementation of innovative digital treatments that leverage smartphone apps, artificial intelligence and virtual reality technology to enhance young mental health care.

This webinar is designed for GPs, GP registrars, psychologists, and allied mental health practitioners, or any other health professional with an interest in improving outcomes for patients with mental health conditions.