13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Demos and Posters

Research Article

An explorative review of youth mental health apps 
for prevention and promotion

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-5-2019.2283578,
        author={Toni  Michel and Petr  Slovak and Geraldine  Fitzpatrick},
        title={An explorative review of youth mental health apps 
for prevention and promotion},
        proceedings={13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Demos and Posters},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI},
        year={2019},
        month={6},
        keywords={young people mental health promotion technology},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-5-2019.2283578}
    }
    
  • Toni Michel
    Petr Slovak
    Geraldine Fitzpatrick
    Year: 2019
    An explorative review of youth mental health apps 
for prevention and promotion
    PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-5-2019.2283578
Toni Michel1,*, Petr Slovak2, Geraldine Fitzpatrick1
  • 1: TU Wien
  • 2: King's College London
*Contact email: toni.michel@tuwien.ac.at

Abstract

Youth mental health interventions are increasingly delivered through technology. One factor which may impact engagement and adherence with these apps is how well they fit with young people using them. Yet, how well these technologies fit with requirements and preferences of young people is largely unexplored. By reviewing examples of mental health promotion apps for young people (n=29) we identified a misalignment between young people’s media use and what youth mental health promotion apps provide. This presents a space to improve youth mental health technology.