The MOST (Moderated Online Social Therapy) project is a collaboration between:
- Orygen National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
- Australian Catholic University School of Psychology
- The University of Melbourne School of Computing and Information Systems
- The University of Melbourne Centre for Youth Mental Health
It comes under the umbrella of eOrygen, the new e-mental health branch of Orygen.
The project involves designing, building and testing a range of moderated online social therapies for young people with mental health conditions, as well as their parents and carers. We look at the following questions:
- Eﬃcacy of online therapy: do the clinical benefits of specialized face-to-face youth mental health programs extend into long-term improvements through online psychosocial intervention?
- Technology design: how can we best design and implement engaging technology in for young people with mental-ill health?
- How can advanced computational and artificial intelligence (AI) methods be employed to supplement the support provided by moderators/clinicians and automate user-tailored therapy with a view to scaling up usage of the MOST model and platform?
See our People page for a list of our team members.
We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Victorian Government (Department of Health), the Telstra Foundation, the Telematics Trust, the Helen MacPherson Trust, the Institute for a Broadband Society at the University of Melbourne, Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, and the Australian Catholic University.