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Innovation Labs Elise Leclerc

Introduction: Young peoples use of technology has rapidly increased since the explosion in broadband speed and mobile access. Increasingly they want, and expect, support and services to be accessible through digital channels.

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The Social Media Divide: Online social networking habits of young males and the possible influences on wellbeing and help seeking behaviour Paul Best

Are the effects of social media technology good, bad or neutral? In recent times a growing body of academic research has been devoted to answering this question. As the largest consumer of social media technologies, young people likely to be particularly vulnerable to its effects. While early studies warned of increased social isolation, in more recent times a gradual softening in opinion has produced a wide range of social media advocates. From practitioners to parents, the social media divide is a current and pertinent issue relevant to the mental wellbeing of young people.

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Engaging Young People as Co-Designers in Online Mental Health Communications: A Participatory Design and Knowledge Translation Approach Teresa Swirski

There is growing awareness of the value of participatory research for social and health research. This presentation considers the ways in which Participatory Design (PD) can extend and deepen the integration of participatory approaches in the research, design and delivery of youth mental health interventions. An Australian case-study highlights the practical and theoretical dimensions of creating a participatory design project to inform and enhance young peoples wellbeing online.

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Suicide and Social Media: A scoping study examining current activity and stakeholder opinion with regard to suicide and social media Jo Robinson

Background : The media has an important role in suicide prevention. The last decade has seen the Internet become an increasingly powerful form of media. The advent of Web 2.0 has extended its by enabling users to not only receive information, but to create and exchange their own content, leading to the rise of social media sites. These are commonly used to communicate about suicide-related thoughts and/or behavior, raising questions regarding the ways in which we talk about suicide on-line and how this may affect others, and regarding the potential for social media as a preventative tool.

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The evaluation of Englands Time to Changeprogramme to reduce mental health related stigma and discrimination, 2008-11 Claire Henderson

Time to Change (TTC) is the largest ever programme in England to reduce stigma and discrimination against people with mental health problems. Funded with £20.5 million from the Big Lottery Fund, Comic Relief and SHiFT (Department of Health), the first phase of TTC ran from October 2007- September, 2011. It was delivered by Mental Health Media, Mind, and Rethink Mental Illness. The evaluation partner was the Kings College London Institute of Psychiatry. We summarise and synthesise data collected before and during the programme.

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Meanings of well-being from the perspectives of youth recently diagnosed with psychosis Shalini Lal

Introduction: The phenomenon of well-being has attracted a surge of attention in mental health policy, clinical practice, and research internationally. Yet, the definitions of wellbeing remain elusive, and there is limited understanding on its meanings from the perspectives of youth mental health service users. Objective: This study explored the meanings of well-being from the perspectives of youth mental health service users diagnosed with psychosis in the past three years.

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Outcomes of non_transitioned cases in a sample at ultra-high risk for psychosis: a medium to long_term follow_up study Ashleigh Lin

Background: Less than a third of individuals identified as ultra-high risk (UHR) for psychosis will develop frank psychotic disorder. Little is known about the outcomes of individuals at UHR who do not develop psychosis. This study aimed to examine non-psychotic diagnoses, comorbidities and attenuated psychotic symptoms at follow-up, as well as the course of non-psychotic disorders. Method: Participants were help-seeking individuals identified as UHR for psychosis between two and 14 years previously (median=5.72).

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The Transitions Study: sample description and preliminary findings of a cohort study to test a clinical staging model of youth mental illness Kareen Heinze

Introduction: A clinical staging model of mental illness has been proposed as a useful framework for understanding the onset of mental health disorders in young people. The Transitions Study is a cohort study aimed at recruiting 500 young people with mental health issues and following them up periodically for 2 years.

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Overview of the Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT), Singapore Lye Yin Poon

Worldwide, one-fifth of children and adolescents is estimated to have serious mental health problems (Patel et al. 2007). The Singapore Mental Health Survey (2010) identified that common mental health illnesses occurred before 29 years old; only 31.8% of individuals with mental health conditions sought help. In 2007, the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) developed the National Mental Health Blueprint for greater recognition of mental health issues. The Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT), a youth-specific mental health initiative, was set-up in 2009.

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Alternatives to hospital admission for Young People in North Wales BETSI CADWALADR

The new integrated Strategy for Mental Health and Wellbeing in Wales, Together for Mental Health was launched in 2012. It is a lifespan mental health strategy, with an emphasis on early intervention and prevention. The Welsh Governments three year Strategy Delivery Plan has a major focus and some key action points on improving services for young people at the transition from Child and Adolescent to Adult Mental Health Services. This provides a unique opportunity for addressing some of the significant gaps in service for young people in Wales.

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