CONNECTING THE DOTS: NOVEL SOCIAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES FOR LONG-TERM FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY IN FIRST EPISODE PSYCHOSIS
Grant number: 1082934 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019
The aim of this program of research is to evaluate the effectiveness of innovative online social media and mobile-based interventions purposely designed to improve long-term recovery in youth mental health (i.e., early psychosis and youth depression). These pioneering interventions have been designed by a large multidisciplinary team through the integration of cutting-edge social media technologies, new psychological models and strong consumer-youth participation.
Related publications (20)
A Novel Multimodal Digital Service (Moderated Online Social Therapy plus ) for Help-Seeking Young People Experiencing Mental III-Health: Pilot Evaluation Within a National Youth E-Mental Health Service
Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Simon Rice, Simon D'Alfonso, Steven Leicester, Sarah Bendall, Ingrid Pryor, Penni Russon, Carla McEnery, Olga Santesteban-Echarri, Gustavo Da Costa, Tamsyn Gilbertson, Lee Valentine, Laia Solves, Aswin Ratheesh, Patrick D McGorry, John Gleeson
BACKGROUND: Mental ill-health is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Moreover, 75% of mental health conditions emerge betwe..
Development of a graphic medicine-enabled social media-based intervention for youth social anxiety
Simon Rice, Bridget O'Bree, Michael Wilson, Carla McEnery, Michelle H Lim, Matthew Hamilton, John Gleeson, Sarah Bendall, Simon D'Alfonso, Penni Russon, Lee Valentine, Daniela Cagliarini, Simmone Howell, Christopher Miles, Marc Pearson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
Objective: The objective of the Entourage project was to develop an innovative digital mental health intervention addressing key b..
Leveraging the social network for treatment of social anxiety: Pilot study of a youth-specific digital intervention with a focus on engagement of young men
Simon Rice, Bridget O'Bree, Wilson Michael, Carla McEnery, Michelle H Lim, Matthew Hamilton, John Gleeson, Sarah Bendall, Simon D'Alfonso, Penni Russon, Lee Valentine, Daniela Cagliarini, Simmone Howell, Christopher Miles, Marc Pearson, Laura Nicholls, Nicola Garland, Edward Mullen, Patrick D McGorry, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
Objective: The primary objective was to determine the acceptability, feasibility and safety of a novel digital intervention (Entou..
Early Signs Monitoring to Prevent Relapse in Psychosis and Promote Well-Being, Engagement, and Recovery: Protocol for a Feasibility Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Harnessing Mobile Phone Technology Blended With Peer Support
Andrew Gumley, Simon Bradstreet, John Ainsworth, Stephanie Allan, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Louise Beattie, Imogen Bell, Max Birchwood, Andrew Briggs, Sandra Bucci, Emily Castagnini, Andrea Clark, Sue M Cotton, Lidia Engel, Paul French, Reeva Lederman, Shon Lewis, Matthew Machin, Graeme MacLennan, Claire Matrunola
BACKGROUND: Relapse in schizophrenia is a major cause of distress and disability and is predicted by changes in symptoms such as a..
Social anxiety in young people with first-episode psychosis: Pilot study of the EMBRACE moderated online social intervention
Carla McEnery, Michelle H Lim, Ann Knowles, Simon Rice, John Gleeson, Simmone Howell, Penni Russon, Chris Miles, Simon D'Alfonso, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
AIM: We conducted a single-group pilot study to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and safety of a novel online intervention ..
Can antipsychotic dose reduction lead to better functional recovery in first-episode psychosis? A randomized controlled-trial of antipsychotic dose reduction. The reduce trial: Study protocol
Amber Weller, John Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Patrick McGorry, Barnaby Nelson, Kelly Allott, Sarah Bendall, Cali Bartholomeusz, Peter Koval, Susy Harrigan, Brian O'Donoghue, Alex Fornito, Christos Pantelis, G Paul Amminger, Aswin Ratheesh, Andrea Polari, Stephen J Wood, Kristi van der El, Carli Ellinghaus, Jesse Gates
Antipsychotic medication has been the mainstay of treatment for psychotic illnesses for over 60 years. This has been associated wi..
Investigating the prevalence of dissociative disorders and severe dissociative symptoms in first episode psychosis
Pamela Sun, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Katherine Lawrence, Katrina Simpson, Natalie Peach, Sarah Bendall
AIM: Increasing evidence suggests that childhood trauma and dissociation are associated with psychotic symptoms and disorders. Sig..
Staged treatment and acceptability guidelines in early psychosis study (STAGES): A randomized placebo controlled trial of intensive psychosocial treatment plus or minus antipsychotic medication for first-episode psychosis with low-risk of self-harm or aggression. Study protocol and baseline characteristics of participants
Brian O'Donoghue, Shona M Francey, Barnaby Nelson, Aswin Ratheesh, Kelly Allott, Jessica Grahann, Lara Baldwin, Mario Alvarez-Jinnenez, Andrew Thonnpson, Alex Fornito, Andrea Polari, Michael Berk, Craig Macneil, Kingsley Crisp, Christos Pantelis, Hok P Yuen, Susy Harrigan, Patrick McGorry
AIM: It is now necessary to investigate whether recovery in psychosis is possible without the use of antipsychotic medication. Thi..
The "online brain": how the Internet may be changing our cognition
Joseph Firth, John Torous, Brendon Stubbs, Josh A Firth, Genevieve Z Steiner, Lee Smith, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, John Gleeson, Davy Vancampfort, Christopher J Armitage, Jerome Sarris
The impact of the Internet across multiple aspects of modern society is clear. However, the influence that it may have on our brai..
Enhancing social functioning in young people at Ultra High Risk (UHR) for psychosis: A pilot study of a novel strengths and mindfulness-based online social therapy
M Alvarez-Jimenez, JF Gleeson, S Bendall, DL Penn, AR Yung, RM Ryan, D Eleftheriadis, S D'Alfonso, S Rice, C Miles, P Russon, R Lederman, R Chambers, C Gonzalez-Blanch, MH Lim, E Killackey, PD McGorry, B Nelson
BACKGROUND: Psychological and pharmacological treatments have been shown to reduce rates of transition to psychosis in Ultra High ..
Moderated online social therapy for depression relapse prevention in young people: pilot study of a "next generation' online intervention
Simon Rice, John Gleeson, Christopher Davey, Sarah Hetrick, Alexandra Parker, Reeva Lederman, Greg Wadley, Greg Murray, Helen Herrman, Richard Chambers, Penni Russon, Christopher Miles, Simon D'Alfonso, Melissa Thurley, Gina Chinnery, Tamsyn Gilbertson, Dina Eleftheriadis, Emma Barlow, Daniella Cagliarini, Jia-Wern Toh
AIM: Implementation of targeted e-mental health interventions offers a promising solution to reducing the burden of disease associ..
Cultural and Contextual Adaptation of an eHealth Intervention for Youth Receiving Services for First-Episode Psychosis: Adaptation Framework and Protocol for Horyzons-Canada Phase 1
Shalini Lal, John Gleeson, Ashok Malla, Lysanne Rivard, Ridha Joober, Ranjith Chandrasena, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
BACKGROUND: eHealth interventions have the potential to address challenges related to access, service engagement, and continuity o..
Implementation of the Enhanced Moderated Online Social Therapy (MOST ) Model Within a National Youth E-Mental Health Service (eheadspace): Protocol for a Single Group Pilot Study for Help-Seeking Young People
Simon Rice, John Gleeson, Steven Leicester, Sarah Bendall, Simon D'Alfonso, Tamsyn Gilbertson, Eoin Killackey, Alexandra Parker, Reeva Lederman, Greg Wadley, Olga Santesteban-Echarri, Ingrid Pryor, Daveena Mawren, Aswin Ratheesh, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
BACKGROUND: There is a substantial need for youth electronic mental health (e-mental health) services. In addressing this need, ou..
Youth Codesign of a Mobile Phone App to Facilitate Self-Monitoring and Management of Mood Symptoms in Young People With Major Depression, Suicidal Ideation, and Self-Harm
Sarah Elisabeth Hetrick, Jo Robinson, Eloise Burge, Ryan Blandon, Bianca Mobilio, Simon M Rice, Magenta B Simmons, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Simon Goodrich, Christopher G Davey
BACKGROUND: Effective treatment of depression in young people is critical, given its prevalence, impacts, and link to suicide. Cli..
Predictors of functional recovery in first-episode psychosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies
Olga Santesteban-Echarri, Mercedes Paino, Simon Rice, Cesar Gonzalez-Blanch, Patrick McGorry, John Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
BACKGROUND: Three out of four first-episode psychosis (FEP) patients achieve clinical remission following treatment. Unfortunately..
Moderated Online Social Therapy: A Model for Reducing Stress in Carers of Young People Diagnosed with Mental Health Disorders
John Gleeson, Reeva Lederman, Peter Koval, Greg Wadley, Sarah Bendall, Sue Cotton, Helen Herrman, Kingsley Crisp, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
Family members caring for a young person diagnosed with the onset of mental health problems face heightened stress, depression, an..
Moderated online social therapy for carers of young people recovering from first-episode psychosis: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
John Gleeson, Reeva Lederman, Helen Herrman, Peter Koval, Dina Eleftheriadis, Sarah Bendall, Sue M Cotton, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
BACKGROUND: First-episode psychosis most often has its onset during late adolescence. In caring for the young person, families end..
Beyond Clinical Remission in First Episode Psychosis: Thoughts on Antipsychotic Maintenance vs. Guided Discontinuation in the Functional Recovery Era
M Alvarez-Jimenez, B O'Donoghue, A Thompson, JF Gleeson, S Bendall, C Gonzalez-Blanch, E Killackey, L Wunderink, PD McGorry
Treatment guidelines for first episode psychosis (FEP) recommend at least 1 year of antipsychotic treatment following remission; h..
Online and Social Media Suicide Prevention Interventions for Young People: A Focus on Implementation and Moderation
Simon Rice, Jo Robinson, Sarah Bendall, Sarah Hetrick, Georgina Cox, Eleanor Bailey, John Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
OBJECTIVE: Suicide remains a major global public health issue for young people. The reach and accessibility of online and social m..