Technology and Student Mental Health

Technology and Student Mental Health

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TU Grangegorman -Saint Laurence Hall

Grangegorman Lower

D07 E244 Dublin


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The seminar will address the potential offered by technology-supported applications (eMental Health) in student mental health services and supports. Irish and international experts working in the area of eMental Health will share their knowledge and bring a better understanding of developments, possibilities and issues in this field.

The event is organised jointly by Mental Health Reform and the Union of Students in Ireland as part of the eMEN project - funded by Interreg North West Europe and the HSE.

Seminar themes:

  • eMental Health as part of core student mental health services – some existing examples
  • Student-led initiatives – apps and other innovations developed by student groups
  • Innovation in third level settings – developing eMental Health applications, cross-campus initiatives, eMental Health courses.

Some of the confirmed speakers:

  • Prof. Heleen Riper, VU Amsterdam
  • Dr Derek Richards, TCD & Silvercloud, Ireland
  • Prof. Jacques van Lankveld, Open University, The Netherlands
  • Examples of usage of technology in student mental health services in Ireland
    • TCD
    • DCU
    • Participate Social Anxiety Programme

Who should attend:

Anyone interested in student mental health, including:

- mental health and other relevant student support services in third level education institutions
- other mental health services addressing the core student-age demographic
- student welfare officers
- psychology and technology students (and course organisers)
- organisations interested in delivery of online counselling and supports in third level education
- eMental Health researchers and product developers.

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